Live Review, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Key Club, 16-12-17

Kill the silence

Our first band of the night, coming out of Leeds, post-hardcore band, Kill The Silence. Opening straight away with some heavy catchy riffs, helping keep things intriguing from the offset. These guys clearly have a lot of energy to give, interacting with the crowd and giving us plenty of reasons to interact back. And in a genre saturated with rather similar sounding music, they manage to theirs feel like it stands out with solid song structures and strong vocal work, their particular sound was rather refreshing to the ears. There was great musicianship from four band members, even with a new to the band bassist and certain instrument malfunctions about halfway through, Kill The Silence performed an incredibly tight set, this combined with the rather welcoming atmosphere the audience was giving off made for a solid baseline for them to rest easy on. 7/10.

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Verdian

Next up in our lineup from the night is Veridian, a six-piece rock formation from Reading, only formed in 2016 and only a year it seems like they are making great progress in their scene, and it is easy to see why. Giving off similar vibes to bands like Young Guns/ Mallory Knox. Their chilled back, high energy style of music helps it feel very accessible to all audiences, their overall sound felt unique for the genre, with each individual band member instrumental parts standing out, solid vocals, unique guitar tones, and intricate drum work. Their overall energy from the set was fantastic, they know exactly what to to do to get the audience interested, giving us plenty of reasons interacted, and along with a packed out house made for a great atmosphere. 8/10.

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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

The last band of the night, our headliners, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, on their 10th-anniversary tour of “don’t you fake it” which they played all the way through during their set. The incredibly intimate venue mixed with a sold-out show made for an incredibly fun and intense atmosphere throughout. My first impression of Red Jumpsuit is that their unique style of highly energetic pop punk/ pop rock seems to be a great crowd pleaser and along with great crowd interaction from the band members, and in turn which got a wonderful crowd reaction from everyone and made for a really engaging environment.
And this mixed with their great musicianship and a strong dialed in sound, which utilizing solid song structures, gripping guitar work and strong vocals just made for an honestly just great overall performance. 9/10

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Bush announce UK/EU tour for September/October

Armed with their 7th studio album titled ‘Black And White Rainbows‘, Bush have announced their first European headline tour in 4 years for September and October of this year, beginning with a show at O2 Kentish Town Forum on September 21st. You can view the dates below as well as listen to them below!

21-Sep            O2 Kentish Town Forum London, UK
22-Sep            O2 Institute Birmingham, UK
23-Sep            Waterfront Norwich, UK
25-Sep            O2 Academy Bristol, UK
26-Sep            O2 ABC Glasgow, UK
27-Sep            O2 Ritz Manchester, UK
29-Sep            E-Werk Cologne, Germany
30-Sep            Trix Hall Antwerp, Belgium
01-Oct            013 Tilburg, Netherlands
03-Oct            Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
04-Oct            Rockefeller Oslo, Norway
06-Oct            Grosse Freiheit Hamburg, Germany
07-Oct            Komplex Zurich, Switzerland
08-Oct            Gasometer Vienna, Austria
09-Oct            Tonhalle Munich, Germany
11-Oct            Lisbon Coliseu Lisbon, Portugal