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Now on sale: Shellac at The Black Box, Belfast

Shellac return to Belfast in October as part of a short run of Irish dates

STEVE Albini must have had a decent enough time in Belfast when he made the closing keynote speech at the Output festival last year, because the much in demand Chicago-based recording engineer and musician is coming back again this October – and this time he's bringing his band.

Shellac, the dynamic and cacophonous minimalist rock trio in which Albini plays guitar and sings alongside bassist Bob Weston and drummer Todd Trainer, have only played in Belfast a couple of times during their 24 years of existence – most recently in 2013, since which time they have released their current LP, Dude Incredible.

We'll hopefully get to hear the best bits of that (like the title tune, Riding Bikes and All The Surveyors) at Shellac's show at The Black Box on Sunday October 1.

That will be the third and final Irish date on their upcoming European tour, following gigs at Galway's Roisin Dubh (September 29, with value-adding support from Mike Watt's Il Sogno del Marinaio) and The Tivoli in Dublin (September 30).

:: Tickets £20 via Blackboxbelfast.com.

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