BANGLADEAFY: New York City-Based Industrial Synthpunk Duo Books Southeastern US April Tour Dates


photos by Jayden Spano

New York City’s industrial synthpunk duo BANGLADEAFY has confirmed a run of headlining Southeastern US tour dates for April dubbed the Sweet Tea Tour. The action goes down April 6th through the 14th with shows in Newark, Richmond, Raleigh, Charleston, Atlanta, Knoxville, Winston-Salem, Roanoke, and Stevensville. See all confirmed dates below and watch for updates on additional touring to post in the months ahead.

4/06/2023 Apr 6th at Rainbow Records – Newark, DE (early show) w/ Countdown From Ten, Without Question, Bad Praxis
4/07/2023 Fuzzy Cactus – Richmond, VA w/ Snacktruck, Night Idea
4/08/2023 The Edge – Raleigh, NC w/ Bonies, Charlie Paso
4/09/2023 Tua Lingua – Charleston, SC w/ Golden Temple of Sunna, Spider Bucket
4/10/2023 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ CHEW, 15,000 Guns, Psychic Death [info]
4/11/2023 Brickyard Bar & Grill – Knoxville, TN w/ Duck Butter, Steaks
4/12/2023 Monstercade – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Solemn Shapes, 30 Year Sick
4/13/2023 The Spot On Kirk – Roanoke, VA w/ The Gaffer Project, Swamp Serpent [info]
4/14/2023 Cult Classic Brewery – Stevensville, MD w/ Fog’s Embrace, Hex Me [info]

BANGLADEAFY is drummer Atif Haq and keyboardist/vocalist Jon Ehlers. The band released their fourth album, Housefly, through Nefarious Industries in September 2020. Inspired by the human manipulation of electronic sounds, Housefly delivers thirteen anxiety-ridden compositions performed live on hardware synths, sample pads, and acoustic drums, and entirely abandons the electric bass acrobatics the tag team has become known for. The album sees BANGLADEAFY revisiting influences of their youth such as Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, and Devo. Marking a development in the band’s philosophy and approach to songwriting, particularly in the vocal department, Housefly embraces more personal lyricism and an uncharacteristically up-front vocal presence. In 2020, BANGLADEAFY have freed themselves of all expectation and restraint — now, anything goes.

Housefly was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jonathan Vergara of Pancake Studios, with the drums recorded and mixed by Mike Gatto of Gatto Records, and completed with artwork by Bryan Elkins.

Find BANGLADEAFY’s Housefly and watch their intense “Harvest,” “Tar,” and “Bloom” videos at Nefarious Industries HERE.

BANGLADEAFY is currently writing the follow-up to Housefly, with details to post in the months ahead.

“…filters the band’s ear for riffy, off-the-wall compositions through Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, and Devo. It has both a cinematic and tribal feeling…” – Decibel Magazine

“…a vinyl consuming, part-nightmare part-wet dream tech metal experience that is as tight in its charges as it is maniacally loose in its concepts. Prickly drums and mercurial synths mesh and clash propelled by violent rhythms. Electronic effects scream and undulate like an ambulance siren, then pierce the night sky on the back of digging bass lines.” – PopMatters

“…one of extreme music’s most innovative and original acts today… a detonation of popcorn percussions, anxious bass, and retro, menacing synths. It’s like an aggressive acid trip given aural form — and the accompanying visualizer is appropriately trippy, too.” – MetalSucks

“There is an infectious energy in the duo’s performance overall, and one can only imagine all the bodies that will hit the floor when they can take this chaotic, jazz noise to a live setting. Until then try wrapping your head around Housefly. It moves pretty fast, and if you do not stop and focus once it is playing, you could miss the magic BANGLADEAFY weave on it.” – Everything Is Noise