Gig Reviews

A Horse Called War @ The Hunter Club, BSE

The annual rock-fest at The Hunter Club to celebrate the Bury Fringe Festival culminated with a headline set from metal heroes A Horse Called War.

Fresh new hardcore trio All We Know opened the night entertaining the growing crowd with new tracks and some of ‘old’ like Hear Me Out and favourite Deprivation. The band are starting to write their debut EP in the coming months and it’s bound to make waves in the local scene, so keep an eye and ear out for it.

Clown Smash Everything played their first ever show at The Hunter Club next, and it certainly won’t be the last time, they were ace. The vocals were absolutely insane on every track in their thirty minute slot, wowing with some rad riffs on tracks like Fight The Fire (Or Fuck Off) and Leave The Forces.

Essex heroes Rad Pitt’s performance was definitely a memorable one. With their lead vocalist recovering from surgery, their guitarist stepped in but it was still stunningly awesome. The band energetically played favourites from their 2017 album Pink like the bloody brilliant track What Is The Point Of Piers Morgan?. These lads are triumphant live, go check them out whenever you can!

Favourites on the local scene, stoner-doom foursome Bracken unleashed furious vocals and intense instrumentals on to a packed room, tearing through tracks from their self-titled EP. And for £5 it’s well worth a purchase. Tracks like Slaves pt.2 and King are well worth a listen. New music is on it’s way and we can’t wait to hear it.

A Horse Called War closed the night with their epic headline set full to the brim with human pyramids in the audience and bruising circle pits to the sound of thrashing guitars and snarling vocal screams. The band have been around for a while and their experience is evident as they ploughed through their fifty-minute show. Most bands get slated for minimal crowd interaction but AHCW really hit it off especially as it means more time for more music! Like all the other bands, check them out next time they’re local to you!

UP NEXT: Bury Fringe Festival All-Dayer @ The Hunter Club from 1pm-11pm! Entry fee is £8 OTD or £6.60 advance!

Featuring Gaffa Tape Sandy, Tundra, SIAH, Fightmilk, Goldblume, The Baskervilles, The Catch, The Glitter Shop, KULK, Enterlude, Interesting Times Gang, Lemondaze, Kelodown, Noah Evans and more!

Gig Reviews

BurySOUND Heat 5 @ The Hunter Club, BSE

Cambridge’s Influx of Insanity were the winners of Heat 5 of BurySOUND at The Hunter Club on Friday (23rd February).

Abbey Green started the night off, proclaiming their set was going to be “half covers, half originals”. Their original tracks sounded decent and with more practice and evolving they’d be a pretty good acoustic duo!

The second band on were Influx of Insanity. Astonishingly these lads are only 13 and 14, and it’s even more impressive with the music they produce. Their brand of prog-rock won the crowd and judges over with great tracks like Envious Souls and Scaffolded Minds, not to forget the tight creative chemistry between them. The duo have so much potential, keep an eye out for their new music being released soon!

The hotly-tipped KULK have had a pretty good start to the year, with 6Music’s Steve Lamacq dubbing them ‘Stowmarket’s Royal Blood’ and re-releasing their tracks Fix Me and Toxic. The tracks have a different edge to them live, they’re definitely one of the best live bands around at the moment, with such incredible stage presence. This time next year, they’ll be huge!

EEEYORE, from the outskirts of Cambridge, brought their stoner-rock sounds to their set. The quartet looked very comfortable on stage, and they’ve got a really great sound about them. Their opening track Out of Sight is such a great tune! Tonight was their first time playing at The Hunter Club, let’s hope they’re back asap!

Indie rockers The Catch closed the heat with a great set which included the likes of Artist and Tie Dye, which was premiered on the Blog earlier this week. The trio are fast becoming a huge band on the local scene and the crowd’s admiration for them was evident, culminating in a huge moshpit for set closer Vexed.

Having been judging, we only saw the last ten minutes of A Horse Called War’s set. But all we can say was that it was loud, very loud and absolutely phenomenal. They’re back at The Hunter Club on 21st April!

Congratulations to Oli and Dom of Influx of Insanity for going through to the final!

BurySOUND final is 9th March at The Apex, with a line-up of ORGAN OF CORTI, KYANOS, INDECISION, KELODOWN and INFLUX OF INSANITY!