The Fall of Troy | Tiny Moving Parts | Terrible Love – Sept 2016 – Think Tank Newcastle

The Fall of Troy | Tiny Moving Parts | Terrible Love – Sept 2016 – Think Tank Newcastle

The Fall of Troy | Tiny Moving Parts | Terrible Love – 13th Sept 2016 – Think Tank Newcastle

Last year I saw The Fall of Troy for the first time, that experience left quite an impression. They’ve been busy since that Academy gig. All I knew is that they blew me away and I was buzzing to hear they were returning! They brought with them two bands I wasn’t yet familiar with, and as always I was keen to get down early and catch all of the bands.

Terrible Love

Terrible Love were already full tilt into their set as I arrived at the venue. Thankfully I managed to catch a few songs. With a name like that I wondered what to expect. They offered an appropriately loud start to a hot and humid evening. 

They remind me of a more melodic Feed the Rhino, almost metal-core at times, without the blandness. The vocalist entered the mosh pit and commanded the attention of the audience. A little research post gig revealed that members of the band have a rather impressive résumé. For those who made it down early, they surely walked away as fans. A band to watch and no mistake.

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Tiny Moving Parts

Tiny Moving Parts - Sept 2016 - Think Tank
Tiny Moving Parts – Sept 2016 – Think Tank

There were quite a few fans in attendance solely to see TMP and I was intrigued to hear them. 

They’ve recently released a new LP ‘Celebrate’ and are touring for the 2nd time in the UK. 

Dylan Mattheisen vocals often bordered on pop-punk, I’m not sure that appealed to me, too old I guess! There’s a multitude of influences and genres funnelled into a fairly unique sound. Remarkable talent for such a young band.

Some dedicated fans signing word for word down the front. The band seem super enthusiastic and are full of smiles.

I can’t say I loved this band, but I did enjoy them. There’s a fully diverse sound with some elements that can even please and old curmudgeon like me.

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The Fall of Troy

The Fall of Troy - September 2016 - Think Tank
The Fall of Troy – September 2016 – Think Tank

Back in the UK touring their new album ‘OK’, which was dropped on fans as a free download, quite unexpectedly earlier this year. A math-rock masterclass which you can nab here http://thefalloftroy.com/ 

‘Chapter 1:Introverting Dimensions’ acts as marvellously, dramatic slow opener. The song itself, acts as the perfect introduction to FoT, covering soft and bombastic styles. 

They don’t seem to have the same energy at first, but they soon hit their stride. ‘We love you’ chants fans clearly over the moon that they came back here. As am I. 

A three piece with more beef than a million McBurger things. Riffs. Riffs to spare! They make it look effortless. Both impressive and engaging. 

The band themselves seemed a little tense, this is a tension I’d not witnessed on previous shows. A bad day? Tour fatigue? Who knows, I’m only guessing. One thing is certain, they put on a great show regardless.

I really hope they keep touring and of course, come back to bonnie Newcastle. Superb live band.

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Lump Hammer – August 2016 – Cluny Newcastle – PHOTOS

Lump Hammer
August 2016 – Cluny Newcastle

Lump Hammer - August 2016 - Cluny Newcastle - PHOTOS
Lump Hammer – August 2016 – Cluny Newcastle – PHOTOS

Lump Hammer. Immense.  That is all.

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I’ll Play the Villain – August 2016 – Newcastle O2 Academy – PHOTOS and VIDEO

I’ll Play the Villain – August 2016 – Newcastle O2 Academy – PHOTOS and VIDEO

I’ll Play the Villain
6th August 2016 – Newcastle O2 Academy

My first time seeing this lot. Cracking set!

VIDEO

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Moose Blood – April 2016 – Newcastle O2 Academy – REVIEW and PHOTOS

Moose Blood – April 2016 – Newcastle O2 Academy – REVIEW and PHOTOS

Moose Blood – April 2016 Newcastle O2 Academy

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

There are two things I will always love at a gig; 1) Crowd loving the band. 2) The band loving the crowd. Tonight ticked both boxes tenfold!!

Moose Blood have been around a bit releasing a couple of EPs and an album and have been building up a huge live reputation. I was pointed at them after they had played Think Tank being told “G you will fucking love these” and he wasn’t wrong! I trekked over to Carlisle to see for myself how good they are live and was truly blown away, BUT tonight they were next level.

Previously they were shrouded in their hoodies and shadows seemingly unaware of how much they were affecting the crowd, not in an arrogant fashion, but in a total unaware of just how good they are kinda way. Back to tonight though and soon as they walk on it’s like they are a different band but unlike many others this is in a good way-Singer/guitarist and main songwriter Eddy Brewerton is smiling and laughing lapping up every deserved yell and clap and the rest of the band feed off this making them more animated in the first two songs than the whole gig I had previously seen and although some may not like the image of a band playing seemingly emo songs in a happy fashion I think it added to it!

The crowd sang every lyric back at them and you could see it genuinely bowled them over (see photo of Eddy crossing stage with massive grin) New album comes out in August and the songs they previewed tonight sounded great but it was “old” favourites Bukowski and Cherry that had the kids going mental. If you are a fan of Brand New and the like then Canterburys’ Moose Blood will be your new favourite band. *due to my leg being in a cast, the photos all from same angle sorry  🙂

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