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.
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.
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
After Man Overboard’s abrupt hiatus in 2016, lead vocalist Zac Eisenstein was quick to begin his new project Bright Green and release the acoustic EP, ‘The Highs Are Getting Lower‘. Now he has a new single for everyone to check out titled ‘Thats Heaven Behind Me‘, which is viewable below!
After recently announcing its signing with Rise Records, New York-based The Movielife have revealed their first album in fourteen years! Entitled Cities In Search Of A Heart, this record marks the band’s return to form and their first album since 2003’s seminal Forty Hour Train Back To Penn. You can listen to that first album below!
Giving you a nice taste of alternative rock, Man With A Mission have announced a return to London for their second ever UK headline performance as part of their Dead End In Tokyo European Tour, which takes place on 22nd June at The Underworld in Camden. Have a listen to the artist below!
Some pop rock news from the UK as The Gospel Youth have announced their debut album ‘Always Lose‘ as well as the release date, known as 14th July. You can listen to one of the tracks off the upcoming record below!
Amplifier are here and are about to return with their sixth studio album, ‘Trippin’ With Dr Faustus’ which is due for release this June 30th. As well as this news, they’ve released a single titled ‘Kosmos‘ for you to listen to below!
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