Kicking the EP off is the electrifying “Inhale” before kicking into the ever so catchy “Nerves”. Then there is the more brit-pop feelings of “Call” before it dives into the more emo dwellings of “You know”. The EP finishes with the pop punk musings of lead single “Swimmingly”.
Rounding the night off were When We Were Wolves, who are loud and heavy…and unashamedly so. They are a complete contrast to the opening band Armstrong. Mitch’s voice was better in the dirty vocal than the clean but still had me entertained. They seem to be skating that thin ice between metal and post hardcore and I kind of like it.
A common theme throughout the album is a prominent drum beat. Lyrically all the tracks have their own space in time. A very old-school Bring Me the Horizon feel to the vocals. The tracks effortlessly flit from heavy to anthemic and back again, all in the space of single tracks. The guitar work throughout the 11 tracks is incredible and this is an album that the Australians should be very proud of!
Are You Gonna Eat That? is a hard punk kick in the teeth from the minute you hit play, it’s impossible to stay still whilst listening to this album, from the stellar guitar and vocals from Pat Decline and Ben Elliot, to the fast paced drum beats from Harry and the pounding base delivered by Ray Ray, Are You Gonna Eat That? is an excellent album and one I haven’t been able to stop listening to.
One night in a Big Easy Restaurant somewhere in London, music was heard, music I hadn’t heard before, and it was in the background. Out popped Soundhound to scan the sound that pricked up my ears…it came back saying, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band…. I looked into these cats and liked what I heard.
Taking myself on a day trip to Edinburgh I was excited to see Area 11 and their new songs live but, was a little disappointed to see the show be only a two band bill.
Formed in 2013, Hellions are a five piece band from Sydney, Australia. Made up of vocalist Dre Faivre, drummer Anthony Caruso, bassist Chris Moretti, guitarists Matthew Gravolin and Josh Campiao. The band release their third album, Opera Oblivia.
As a whole the night was amazing. However, some bands had to cut their sets short due to sound tech difficulties.
For fans of the Punk vibes of Misfits and Rancid, we bring you the dark, furious tones of Colt 45, with their brand new EP, ‘Snakes And Ladders’ now available on all the good digital download sites (the legal ones where you pay for the music! Close that torrent tab right now you swine!).
Three-piece alternative rock group The Decoy have just released a seriously groundbreaking album called Avalon. With every song showing striking vocals, as well as experimental instrument use, which was one of my favorite things about this album. Each track shows a raw, unique sound which I’ve never heard before making it endlessly-playable.
The Holiday are a four-piece pop-rock band hailing from Eastbourne, and their debut EP: ‘The Good Life’ is due to release on July 29th.
The guys of Spitfire will be releasing their latest album A Thousand Times next month. Listening to these tracks myself, I was met with a few good listens.
A very emotional night but it showed that FVK are going to go on and have plenty of success in their future ventures. A very good festival overall which organiser Adam Tibbs should give himself a pat on the back for! Now to count down the days until the next Shield Fest!
Kirsty Johnston listened to both versions and gave her review of each track…