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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Last Bullet Announce New EP

Hard Rockers Last Bullet have been making a name for themselves since the release of their debut EP in 2010. Last Bullet have been receiving praise for their newest EP  80-69-64 since the release of the first two singles, and with it pipped for release on the 14th July there isn’t long left until fans can receive the full six track release. This EP promises to be Last Bullet’s best work and based off their single Sin that just may be true. Check out Sin below and keep your eyes peeled for Last Bullet’s release on the 14th of July.

Stone Sour announce UK tour, release new single ‘Song #3’

Stone Sour have unveiled a new video for ‘Song #3’ as well as giving you the announcement of a major UK tour this winter. The band release the music video over on their YouTube channel, but you can listen to it below as well as the tour dates!

Wed 29th Nov – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena

Thu 30th Nov – LEEDS First Direct Arena

Fri 1st Dec – BRIGHTON Centre

Mon 4th Dec – LONDON O2 Brixton Academy

Tue 5th Dec – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Fri 8th Dec – GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Life Of Agony announce UK tour for September

Brooklyn’s legendary Life Of Agony have announced a seven date UK tour in September kicking off at Norwich Waterfront on the 15th before finishing up at The Electric Ballroom in London on the 23rd. You can listen to the group below and check out the full list of dates!

September 2017
15th    NORWICH – Waterfront
16th    MANCHESTER – Gorilla
18th    NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
19th    NEWCASTLE – Institute
20th    GLASGOW – The Garage
21st    BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute 2
23rd    LONDON – Electric Ballroom