Lip Critic
14th May 2024 - 7:00 pm
The Deaf Institute

Formed in 2018 in New York, Lip Critic is the project of Bret Kaser, Connor Kleitz, Daniel Eberle,
and Ilan Natter. The band is comprised of two samplers, two drummers and vocals. Through
their untraditional instrumentation, Lip Critic executes an eclectic blend of punk, hardcore, club,
modernistic pop sounds, and structures without inhibition. Paired with eccentric
grandstand-style vocals, Lip Critic delivers a uniquely engaging live performance that rivals the
hyper-stylized production on their records. These performances are heavily focused on
improvisation and experimentation, including extended and remixed versions of songs, as well
band members attaching portable lights to their bodies. Their projects include “Kill Lip Critic” in
2019, “Lip Critic II” in 2020 and “Lip Critic: Truth Revealed” in 2021.

Lip Critic has earned early critical acclaim from NME (“on their way to becoming the next great
NYC band”), Paste (“an apocalyptic wasteland of NYC’s best underground punk”), Rolling Stone
(‘Songs You Need to Know’), Loud & Quiet (“one of NYC’s most talked about acts.”), Mary Anne
Hobbs on BBC 6 Music, and Matt Wilkinson (“totally essential”) with anticipation of their debut
album Hex Dealer in summer 2024.


The Deaf Institute 135 Grosvenor St
Manchester M1 7HE