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10 Person Pyramid at Witch Cult’s last ever show.

Do I need to tell you to make sure you click the volume on? Just click on the pic & it’ll play.

Southampton’s crew’s last ever show. They went out with a cracking set supporting Despise You.

i know, it’s obviously closer to a 12/13 person pyramid if you factor in the hangers on.

This post goes out to Ged - missed ya tonight man!!

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Posted at 7:03 PM 11 July 2013
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lasttimeisaw:

Dead Chemists’ final shows.
Long-time readers and friends will know that I have a good personal relationship with the hard-working young man behind Dead Chemists, and they have provided me with some awesome nights out.
I will make it to these, I am certain.

You need to get on these kids. Big time. Each n every one.
Lets send Dead Chemists out in a hail of sell outs yo!

lasttimeisaw:

Dead Chemists’ final shows.

Long-time readers and friends will know that I have a good personal relationship with the hard-working young man behind Dead Chemists, and they have provided me with some awesome nights out.

I will make it to these, I am certain.

You need to get on these kids. Big time. Each n every one.

Lets send Dead Chemists out in a hail of sell outs yo!

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Posted at 5:48 PM 06 June 2013
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Weekend Nachos, The Long Haul, Pariso, Witch Cult

I got in late & missed the first two bands, Merciless Precision & Atomck so here’s who I saw:

Let It Die (Main Room)

Witch Cult (Front Room) 

Shoot The Bastard (Main Room) 

Pariso (Front Room)

The Afternoon Gentleman (Main Room) 

The Long Haul (Front Room) 

Weekend Nachos (Main Room) 

A long anticipated stonking great evening featuring some of the best hardcore around at the moment. It totally didnt fail to please. Not one iota.

I was a bit anxious going down to this gig to be honest as it was entirely feasible that someone who’d been kind of cyber bullying me would be there (you know, making up lies about me, calling me names, threatening me, that sort of shit) but ultimately there was no way I was gonna miss out on this evening & it would’ve looked like I felt guilty if I hadn’t gone. So I went. And shit was I glad that I did coz this was some night.

Two gigs had been amalgamated for this one night, across both front & back rooms at the Croft.  The front room was headed up by Weekend Nachos & The Afternoon Gentlemen, the back by Pariso & The Long Haul. 

In each room every band improved on the previous one (tho it’s probably not accurate to say that of the whole night). If I were to award a top 3 Weekend Nachos would score top spot coz they were, like, out of this world. Really fucking unbelievable. Even better than Trash Talk. Which, I know, is unbelievable. But below them I’d have put Pariso in third place, a mere whisker behind The Long Haul whose music I wasn’t too familiar with before seeing them but bloody well am now - top band.

The front room has a capacity of 75 but the whole venue had almost sold out which made for some hot sweaty, fun times in there. Witch Cult were pretty amazing again but coulda done without the hate moshing, (ie the guys in the ‘pit’ bundling full pelt into those stood round the side). Although that was kind of fun too a bit if I’m completely honest. It makes you feel ALIVE like. Weird how Witch Cult inspire hate noshing - same happened when they played The Gryphon a few months back. Didn’t really happen with any of the other bands.

Pariso were as ace as I knew they’d be, still love (obviously) Nothing Beyond Everything After & a lot of what they played was off that. So much riffage. And like I say, The Long Haul were a revelation, riffs n power but clever with it, tricksy tempo changes, chopping around, keeping you on your feet. Literally in my case, bouncing on tip toes quite excitedly.

I was reminded while reading Jed’s review of this gig that people were crowdsurfing in the room which, with it’s 7 foot ceiling, meant they were getting properly squashed against it. I couldn’t stop with the “haha, oof, haha, oof“‘s as I watched them.

Weekend Nachos were just astonishing. Pummeling violent hardcore at its pummeling violent best. It was great watching the two sets of fans from different ends of the hardcore spectrum all getting down & dirty with each other. No fucking “my scene’s better than your scene” stuff, more like “hey, your scene’s pretty cool too” sort of thing. (I imagine, didn’t actually hear anyone say that). Hopefully these people will be more adventurous in the future.

Be awesome if the Croft made it law that if someone pays to go into a gig in one room you can also go into the other room between bands, like #indiepop in one room & #deathmetal in the other. It worked with #ukcrush bands in one room & #powerviolence bands in the other so I bet it’d could work with other combo’s too. I’d be stoked coz I fucking love anything. Except, as I’ve pointed out before, britpop.

Mad night anyway, gonna be one of the best of the year no question. Roll on the next one.

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Pariso have just put up this new video, The Huntsmen. They also confirmed they’re playing @thecroftbristol on 1st July. 

What they didn’t say was that the rest of the incredible lineup are:

Weekend Nachos + The Afternoon Gentlemen + Witch Cult + Atomck + Shoot The Bastard + TFU

Especially looking forward to seeing Witch Cult again after they shook the Gryphon to it’s foundations a month ago

In the words of The Minutemen “Hey lawdy mama”.

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Posted at 7:12 AM 07 April 2012
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Next Time You See...: February Fastcore Mini-fest @ The Gryphon, 25/2/2012

nexttimeyousee:

SituBearetreapation: I went with a few friends. Ed Eames was one of the promoters.

Audience size: A high score of 83 in a room with an official capacity of 50.

Shirts I saw: Zombified, Bolt Thrower, Stick to your guns, Maryland Deathfest, Eyehategod, Butthole Surfers, Iron Monkey, Iron Witch,…

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Posted at 7:33 PM 28 February 2012
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Beartrap (US), Unsu (Fr), Witch Cult, Merciless Precision @ The Gryphon 25th Feb

bundling two shows into one pretty small venue (the gryphon, yer archetypal “room above a pub” type venue) & billed as a “fastcore fest” this was the sort of evening dreams are made of. oh, and broken bones, bloodied noses, knackered ankles, crook necks & lots & lots of sweat, yeah, the sort that drips off ceilings & prompts the venue owner to invest in a big box of joss sticks.

i’ll reblog some other dudes lengthier review of it later when i get me shit together. he kinda said it all really.

highlight of the night were witch cult. big jeff surprised me by being in attendance. coulda sworn he’d have been watching django django knowing what a big fan of the alt indie stuff he is. when i aked him why he wasn’t there he said he couldn’t miss a witch cult gig. fair enough. dudes are building themselves quite a rep in bristol. can’t wait to see em back here.

the only trouble with a 10 band show is that no one got to play for more than ~ 20 mins. as complaints go that one can be filed away in the “not really a complaint” category i reckon & then again a 20 min witch cult gig represents quite a marathon, coming from the ‘blink & you’ll miss it’ school of playing live as they do.

Here’s a track from their bandcamp page & should wish to buy the download the 12” hit up the mighty Holy Roar here

 

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Posted at 5:34 AM 28 February 2012
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