If the Beatles and Nirvana had a baby it would sound like Angwish when it cries at night. This alternative rock duo (drums/guitar) from Charlotte, NC is full of energy and catchy songs. World renowned and critically acclaimed!
Front man Bryan Bielanski (guitars/vocals) formed the alternative rock duo in Charlotte, NC while bereft with grief in high school after his beloved sister passed away and his then girlfriend miscarried. One of the last things Bryan's said to her brother was "Travel the world with your band and play your rock and roll to people everywhere". Taking her advice to heart, Angwish has played over 1000 shows in 45 of the 50 United States, 18 different countries on 3 continents, including major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Brussels, Athens, Bangkok and Hong Kong. The duo reached # 89 on the National CMJ College Radio Charts in December 2016 with their new album (engineered by the world renowned punk legend Steve Albini of Big Black), played to their largest audience of over 100,000 in their hometown in November 2016 and was awarded "Charlotte's Best Alternative Rock Band" at the 2016 Hollywood Music Media Awards.
The guitar/drums duo (completed by a drummer/percussionist army on standby all over the world) creates its thick sound by using a specially modified guitar, numerous effects pedals and multiple amplifiers, a set up that Bryan constructed himself. Many listeners claim Angwish sound like a 5 piece band after hearing their live performance. The songs range in style from jangly 60's British Invasion rock to the punk of the 70's, alternative rock of the 90's and the pop music of today. Bryan pours his heart out with his lyrics in each and every song drawing from all his life experiences from the ecstatic to the horrific. Nobody can question the sincerity and ferocity of the gauntlet of emotions that spews forth when Angwish performs.
Angwish released their album "United States of Angwish" in late 2016 recorded by world renowned engineer Steve Albini of Big Black who has worked with Nirvana, the Pixies and hundreds of other seminal alternative rock bands. In August 2017 they released a "best of" album titled "99-14" and will continue their busy touring schedule into 2019. If you haven't taken the time to listen to the songs already give your ears a treat and find out why audiences and critics alike have embraced Angwish worldwide.
Bio by David Conners