SOUTH California post-punks Plague Vendor play Leeds as part of a UK tour promoting latest album By Night featuring their fast and loose garage rock with punishing bass lines.

Drummer Luke Perine said of the new single Prism: “This was the first song where I could use a breakbeat on this album. I was inspired by Beck’s ‘Devil’s Haircut.’ There are drum breaks on the track but not solos. It was pure fun.”

Plague Vendor can be seen at the Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, on June 28 with support from Starcrawler. They will be at Leeds Festival on August 23.

Fearless our-way-is-the-hard-way work ethic and famously physical live shows have won Plague Vendor a ferocious fan base and place of pride on the Epitaph Records roster.

The 10-song album By Night set out to capture what the band calls “the feeling of ruin and regeneration, of charisma and catastrophe and of slashing at-the-night with nothing but pure electricity”.

A spokesman added: “Plague Vendor found their own way between the powerful-but-too-polished sound of right now and the engaging-but-aging reinterpretations of classic punk/rock albums of the 60s and 70s.

“Producer John Congleton’s limitless encouragement also led Plague Vendor to do things they never did before.”