A Tribute Site.

31knots was a truly unique and innovative band that pushed the boundaries of what was possible in the world of indie rock. Over the course of their career, they created a body of work that was complex, challenging, and deeply rewarding for those willing to dive in. This site is a tribute to 31 Knots.

Best Album - TRUMP HARM!

About 31 K.

At the heart of 31knots’ sound was a sense of restless experimentation. Their music was never content to simply follow in the footsteps of their influences, but instead sought to forge a path of its own. They combined elements of post-punk, math rock, and avant-garde composition to create a sound that was both cerebral and visceral.


One of the hallmarks of 31knots’ music was their use of intricate rhythms and unconventional time signatures. Their songs often felt like puzzles to be solved, with each member of the band weaving together complex, interlocking parts to create a larger whole. But despite the complexity of their music, there was always a sense of groove and momentum driving everything forward.


Perhaps most importantly, 31knots were a band with a fiercely independent spirit. They released most of their music on their own label, and were known for their DIY ethos and willingness to take risks. They were a band that always followed their own muse, no matter where it led them.

In many ways, 31knots were a band ahead of their time. Their music was often challenging and unconventional, but for those who were willing to take the journey with them, the rewards were immense. They were a band that dared to be different, and in doing so, they created a truly unique and lasting legacy.


Albums (Favorites)

1997 (Debut)

Algut Allbrain


Climax / Anti-Climax


Talk Like Blood


Trump Harm


1997 (Debut)


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“Why Touring Can Be A Total Nightmare For Rock Bands: A Rant!”

“Why Touring Can Be A Total Nightmare For Rock Bands: A Rant!”


I mean, seriously folks, touring is supposed to be the ultimate dream for any musician. The idea of traveling the world, playing your tunes, and connecting with fans is enough to get any up-and-coming band jumping up and down with excitement.


The reality is far from that dream. Touring can be a complete nightmare…. let me tell you why.


“The Pain of Travel”

Traveling with your gear sucks! Or maybe that’s just me? Have you ever tried to get from one side of the country to the other with all your gear? It’s like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube blindfolded. It blows. And don’t even get me started on international travel. The airports are a chaotic maze, the security checks are enough to make you want to pull your hair out, and the long-haul flights are a special kind of torture.

“The Misery of Venues”

Then there’s the venues.  You think you’ve finally found the perfect spot to play, only to arrive and find that the stage is the size of a bucket, the sound system is a 90s hifi center, and the dressing room is a damp, musty hole in the wall.


“The Agony of Logistics”

Logistics are another PITA. Loading and unloading gear, setting up, soundchecking, tearing down, driving to the next town, repeat. It’s enough to make you want to run screaming into the night. Plus the additional stress of making sure you’re on time for every show, that your gear is all set up and working (i.e. soundcheck), and that you don’t forget anything essential.


“The Horror of Being Stuck”

And what about when things go wrong? Like when your van breaks down in the middle of nowhere, or when you get stuck in a city for an extra day because of a storm. That’s when the fun really begins. Trust me, there’s nothing quite like being stuck in a dingy hotel room with your bandmates, who you’ve been cooped up with for days on end, with nothing to do and nowhere to go.



… despite all that, I have to say, there are some truly amazing moments on tour. Like the time we played a packed club in Berlin and the crowd was so into it that they were singing along to every song. Or the time we drove through the countryside in Scotland and saw the most incredible sunset while playing some Acoustic tunes. And let’s not forget the bond that forms between band members and you, the FANS,  when you’re on the road.

Touring can be a complete nightmare, but it can also be the adventure of a lifetime.