Buke & Gase are Arone Dyer on the “buke” and Aron Sanchez on the “gase”. Their DIY approach to music has lead to an unmistakable sound played on instruments of their own making.
The pair began playing together in earnest, late 2007, and recorded their first EP “+/-” in 2009. They were signed to Brassland Records after Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National saw them playing a basement venue. Their sound skates between the decorations of prog rock and the cold metallic contours of post-punk. The higher-voiced buke sings nervy, leaping leads while the snarling gase drives the low end.
Dyer and Sanchez are on double duty, mobilizing a small army of foot percussion, pedals, amplifiers and homemade inventions creating a massive sound. Dyer’s supermelodic vocal lines weave through their incredible interplay, balancing light and dark, calamity and control. The result is a visually unexpected and sonically explosive live show.
Buke & Gase released their first full-length album, “Riposte”, in 2010 with their most recent record, “General Dome” arriving in 2013. Lauded by critics and fans alike, the duo’s live shows are a force to behold; loud, driven, melodic and hugely immersive.
Moving on Music is delighted to bring this incredible band to Belfast for the very first time in December.