Green Man is certainly not a Glastonbury or a Bestival in turns of scope and sheer size, yet I am hoping that it can provide the intimacy of a smaller festival alongside the atmosphere of a larger one.
…an enthusiastic crowd… seeing some of the finest proponents of each of their respective scenes.
Really difficult to pick highlights as it was all so full on and they (Napalm Death) are almost peerless amongst their contemporaries as a live band.
Tech Fest’s Sunday brought The Pink Panther, a silent wall of death, and whatever the fuck a xylosynth is. . .
Whether we’re talking about Neurosis, Converge or Amenra, time bears no mark on legacies destined to remain unmatched.
Tech Fest’s Saturday featured the battle of the century, waltzing, and far too many amazing bands bidding farewell.
Tech Fest’s Friday brought Rick Sanchez impressions, sweltering heat, and several death metal titans…
Radar Men from the Moon… carry on with the ferocious assault in a completely new and immense set with an intensity I’ve rarely witnessed. In fact, the first three songs were so new, none of them have been given a title as they were only finished a couple of weeks previously!
Tech Fest’s Thursday brought inflatables, a shit-ton of rain, and some amazing music…
A quality show, from a band that seem to be getting a big push and definitely have the tunes to back up that build in momentum.
Here was a savage Tuesday night line-up, not stuck in a genre rut but with a unifying viciousness and intent to explore that crisis point. Much as Old Market and the Bristol crowd is practically home, I spent a fair bit of the night feeling out of my comfort zone, as a listener and as a writer, but then what comfort is there in the face of such a range of alienating horror? Harry Holmes reports back from seeing Full Of Hell in Bristol.
The Godfathers still sound as sharp as they look, and sure as hell are still a kick ass rock ‘n’ roll band.
During Caminiti’s live performance, Toxic City Music takes physical form, a cloud enveloping the audience as its menace roams the space.
Raw Power 2017 was incredible. I’ve never been to a festival before where every band was good, where everything ran to a good schedule, and where everything seemed to go smoothly. The line-up was flawless and the delivery was sublime. Thank you, Baba Yaga’s Hut.
…‘Before The Deluge’, which he said he sang once with Christy Moore in Liverpool, which was an amazing moment for him, and would ave been better had he not forgotten the words to his part that night. He then promised to do his best to remember it this time.
Gavin Brown reports back from this year’s Supersonic Festival, which had a mighty impressive line up.