band to take to the stage tonight are Venom And
Apathy. A fantastic 'dark' sounding band that
grabs you by the balls and squeezes the hell out
of them. With dirty riffs and heavy beats, mixed
with some excellent vocals, I'm shocked they don't
have more fans here tonight. 'Rip It Down' is
one hell of a track, if you get a chance go check
Next up we have Enemo-J. I caught these guys last
year supporting Hed-Pe right here in The Slade
Rooms, they were good then, but tonight they are
on fire! The energy that frontman Craig has is
second to none, using up every inch of the stage
and photo pit.
set tonight is blinding, including a guest vocalist
appearence from Joanne Finnegan of Every Story
Ends on track 'Heaven Is My Hell'. Another band
that has you by the balls, and they are not afraid
to squeeze them! Great set guys.
Jayce Lewis is the main support for tonight, bringing
the sound and atmosphere full circle and dropping
it on it's head with his impressive sound, mixing
Techno, Industrial, Pop and Rock together you
can see and hear his influences stem heavily from
Gary Numan and he was lucky enough to tour with
the man himself in 2011.
isn't much crowd interaction this time, but nevertheless
they all seem to be paying full attention as Jayce
steams through his energetic set.
Certainly check him out if you are a fan of Gary
Numan, or that good old industrial sound.
Black Light Burns finally take the stage at 10:00
pm, after Wes' amp refused to work properly. The
lighting was awful, so much so that the band themselves
requested it was set to a more amber light, or
just put the house lights on....in the end though
after suffering it for the
first two tracks, 'Stop A Bullet' and 'I Want
You To', we were plunged into darkness with all
but two green lights at the back of the stage
and two small white lights either side of the
stage, leaving not much visual of Black Light
Burns, but plenty of sound!
We continue the set with tracks including 'Coward',
'It's Good To Be Gold', and the brilliant 'Cruel
Melody' and the crowd, as far as I can see, are
thoroughly enjoying being in the presence of Mr
Borland and Co this evening.
up this evening, with not long left until the
curfew, Black Light Burns squeeze out every last
bit of energy we have left for 'Lie', 'Scream
Hallelujah', 'How To Look Naked' and set closer
With that Wes tells us we are 'very sweet and
charming' as he runs off into the crowd to give
everyone a hug.
All in all this evening has been like a roller-coaster
of pure excitement and energy, from all four bands,
technical difficulties excused.
Venom And Apathy 3/5
Jayce Lewis 4/5
Blight Light Burns 5/5
Review By Jude Onions