Saturday, 4 April 2015

'Falling With Style' Gig Review 'Clwb Ifor Bach'

So we have recently reviewed the new Falling With Style EP 'Lost and Found' but also got the chance to head over to their EP launch show to see them strut their stuff in front of a sold out show.

Casey kick things off with their refreshing set. The Post-Hardcore 5 piece hold a sound that can only be described as BIG.  They hold a certain aura about them that draws the crowd right onto them. What Max (Vocals) lacks in Frontmanship he makes up for in his general persona about the stage. We say the stage but he spent his entire time singing off stage in the middle of the crowd (It was cool). The set resembled what you hope is the bands EP to come with sections of spoken word and poetry accompanied by an atmospheric instrumental soundscape  as a background. Casey truly impressed, providing something wholly different from their live set. These guys are a band that have been making a name for themselves REALLY FAST so expect to see them rising ranks soon!

Breathe In The Silence enter the stage oozing a new professionalism. It seems every time we manage to catch these guys play they up their game. Off the back of new single 'Feathers' they have managed to bump themselves onto a new level that sees them feature in Metal Hammer, Kerrang and even Radio 1. Their live show seems to have benefited greatly from the addition of this song and what seems like a new found flare in the bands performance. The band also showcased a new song 'White Noise' that sounds promising in terms of the bands future. Breathe In The Silence ended the show with a bang with Nathan (Guitar) and Adamross (Vocals) climbing the lighting riggs, stage diving and even singing upside down. The guys seem to be moving from one milestone to the next so keep an eye on this talented rising band.

Create To Inspire are another band on a local level that have been making waves with their energy infused live performances and brutal melodic/hardcore sound. As frontman Sean shouts "This is our heaviest song, I don't give a fuck about Parkway, check this.." you know your in for a treat. They do not disappoint at all with incredible frontmanship that is engaging and gets the crowd amped to harsh growls and screams accompanied by a fast, energetic driven performance. As main support they manage to do exactly what they are on the bill for, they came, they saw, they conquered...

And finally the band everyone's there to see... Falling With Style. It's clear that it's their night and off the back of a UK wide tour this marks the end of the beginning. It was a real gem of a show and FWS came out swinging from the start. The crowd were in their pocket from the moment they stepped out on stage and with their new EP freshly released and utilising those songsto better their performance they managed to impress from start to finish. Managing to sell out a venue is no easy task but selling it out when you are an unsigned band is even harder. Playing to the sold out crowd FWS delivered their best performance to date and it's clear to see why they are on the rise.

What you had at this show was four incredible unsigned bands that are really leading the charge to become something. The show was more of a showcase of British talent than it was a gathered line up. With a void sitting in Welsh Rock Music at present I wouldn't be surprised to see any of these bands make the rise further than the local circuit.

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