Wives / Collapse
6

  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • Catch 22
  • 2005-10-11

That aura of intensity was reflected in their attitude, which was loose, and somehow feral. In fact, they embodied everything that is exciting about the punk aesthetic, but without the crap music that traditionally accompanies it.

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USAisamonster
8

  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • Tonic
  • 2005-09-20

In between tracks the drummer made some comments summarising some of the songs, which sounded quite interesting — something about the difference between the mythology of the American Dream, and the realities of the modern United States.

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Melvins
10

  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • Koko
  • 2005-10-04

When i got “Honey Bucket” it was fast and mental, Buzz Osbourne proving his power and presence as a guitarist and front man to be much more than just big hair

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Malcfest 2005

Four years ago, a man named Malcolm had a vision — that he could put on a festival in his Catford flat, with all his mates’ bands playing in his living room. Now in its fourth year, Malcfest continued to grow, surpassing all previous expectations.

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Part Chimp / Deerhoof
10

  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • Koko
  • 2005-10-04

There’s nothing more impulsive in music right now than Deerhoof, an angular pop band that will throw books at you from a library full of strange variants and catchy, catchy tunes.

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Ex Models / Ack Ack Ack
8

  • Brighton
  • United Kingdom
  • The Freebutt
  • 2005-09-08

the two Ex Models launched at intervals into the staccato high-pitched vocals and careful guitar call and responses which have made the band so interesting

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Buzz Osbourne

  • Melvins
  • 2005-10-04

We caught up with Buzz Osbourne (Guitar, Vocals) for an insight into the intricacies of a marriage The Melvins have made with music for over twenty years.

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Cove / I'm Being Good / Lords / Epideme
10

  • Brighton
  • United Kingdom
  • Freebutt
  • 2005-08-07

and so although Cove may continue in some form or another, this was the last to chance to catch the storming behemoth before a third of its body fell off.

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Electric Eel Shock / The Mutts
8

  • Brighton
  • United Kingdom
  • Freebutt
  • 2005-08-05

before the band start the PA blares out Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and the guitarist/singer is seen on top of the speaker bending over underneath the roof miming along like an ecstatic crazy

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Under The Influence Of Giants
4

  • Los Angeles
  • United States
  • Key Club
  • 2005-09-27

What Under The Influence Of Giants is doing is far from a mesmeric concoction of clever musical patterns and phantasmagoric songwriting.

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Fingathing
8

  • Southampton
  • United Kingdom
  • The Brook
  • 2005-05-18

Unfortunately, there seemed to be a lack of the paramount Fingathing usually find some three quarters of the way through their show — a zenith that usually exposes itself during the intensity of the track “Superhero Music”.

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Liars
8

  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • 100 Club
  • 2005-07-07

The anger and blatant vexation in guitarist/vocalist/cacophonist Angus Andrew is strangely offered in insouciant wrappings; the man pissed with a million things often presented himself in a relaxed manner. There were of course violent outbursts of giving his guitar the pleasure of touching the ceiling, and apparently being dissatisfied with drumsticks, he’d use a microphone to smack a cymbal when he felt like it.

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Babyshambles
2

  • Southampton
  • United Kingdom
  • Joiners
  • 2005-05-27

I then discovered that the times I didn’t hear such apparent splendour, were times in which I simply couldn’t hear what the fuck he was saying — the lyrics were impeded by intoxicated slurs and whimsical ulilations.

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Sunn O)))
10

  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • Scala
  • 2004-12-07

The set was one hour-and-a-half-long intense and engulfing sub-bass assault with a complete wall of wave after wave of the most down-tuned guitar distortion, accompanied by fuzzy white noise and various affecting sounds and howling screeches.

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Neurosis
10

  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • The Forum
  • 2004-12-18

Swelling drones initiated the appearance of the band and for the next two and a half hours came a doomy onslaught of awesomely apocalyptic post-metal.

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