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Billy Talent – Ian D’Sa

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“…So what I am trying to say is that this here is the real shit, this is the real deal.” Ben Kowalewicz is soaked to the skin and grinning from ear to ear. Looking out over the bowels of Camden’s Underworld surveying a devotional sea of faces rammed to the venues rafters that has spent the last hour screaming back every syllable of the bands back catalogue and even, via the onslaught of internet fan frenzy, songs from their latest record, Billy Talent III, which is still over a month from release.
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Shield Your Eyes, Pneu, Silent Front

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“Alllllllllllllllleeeeeeeezzz!”

The top floor of The Old Blue Last is creaking. A circle has formed, a natural amphitheatre amongst the crowd. In the middle of the baying masses stand two Frenchmen, sodden with sweat and screaming at each other, howling, guttural and primal. Neither is backing down, arms primed, sinews strained to the point of failure… The crowd joins in, howling to the moon in appreciation, there is a seconds pause, a stop motion freeze frame, and then they lunge forward grabbing the throng and dragging us down, down into the heart of their world. This is Pneu…and this is all that matters.
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Written by Jonathan

April 5, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Deathray Trebuchay/ Acoustic Ladyland @ The Borderline

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The best bands transport you into a whole new world, stretching forth their welcoming arms to coax and entice you into their unique universe. East London’s Deathray Trebuchay displayed themselves as grandmasters of this transportational wizardry whilst whipping up a rabid frenzy from the stage of the Borderline.
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Written by Jonathan

March 9, 2009 at 3:24 am

The Bronx – Matt Caughthran Interview

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‘I’m the last dinosaur you know, I was born out of time.’ Matt Caughthran, front man of LA sonic insurgents The Bronx, is considering the state of the world and the way in which music is consumed as they traverse the UK in support of their third album, the predictably titled, ‘The Bronx’. The Bronx are a band that can polarise opinion like no other act since Amen, a situation that is unlikely to shift with any seismic certainty following the bands announcement that not only would they be producing their third album, within a fan friendly vein of raw emotion and buzz saw guitars, but that they would also be releasing an album recorded consecutively under the moniker; El Bronx. This Hispanic twist would see the band cranking up The 3 Amigo’s and Desperado on the tour bus to concoct a mariachi album.
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Written by Jonathan

March 9, 2009 at 2:50 am