As The Key Club opened their doors on a brisk Tuesday in March, the turn out looked underwhelming but as time passed before the first band was due to take the stage the room began to fill out.
First up on the bill are local West Yorkshire lads Isolate who hit the stage with some force with their anthemic backing tracks slowly easing the crowd into their set. As they took to the stage I couldn’t help but wonder if they can truly fill the sound out without a bass player but they quickly proved me wrong. Their two guitarists both fashioning 8 string guitars showed they don’t need a bass to blow the crowd away. The whole band were extremely energetic throughout the whole performance, frontman Jamie even jumped into the crowd for a period of time to ensure everyone was awake. A friend of the band even took the mic and belted out a verse.
Next up we have York based Invisions who had almost as much merch worn by the crowd as headliners Our Hollow, Our Home. Easing into this powerful set with a smooth hip-hopesque track didn’t show us what we were about to be hit with. Providing a set full of intricate guitars and heavy riffs, these guys were out to prove a point. From the first song the spin kicks were flying in the crowd from their dedicated fans. Vocalist Ben showed throughout the set how insanely good his vocal range is by flicking between smooth vocals, high pitched screams and deathcore growls with ease. The crowd were clearly as impressed with Invisions as we were as they sang along to almost every single song including the new track Parasite which was dropped around a week before the show.
Finishing off this powerful line up we have the always great Our Hollow, Our Home bringing their tour to The Key Club was a great choice after the carnage last year. The band kicking off their set with one of their most well known tracks Loneshark, the crowd loving it from the get go. By the time the band had taken the stage The Key Club was packed with everyone waiting patiently (or impatiently for some). Our Hollow, Our Home proved throughout their set why the traction they’re building up is deserved with their huge riffs echoing throughout the venue. The great contrast in smooth vocals and deathcore growls adding something special to their sound. The set never seemed to let up and the crowd didn’t either, with mosh pits and spin kicks flying throughout.