Subvert Festival 2013 @ Fleece and Firkin, Bristol

By |October 26th, 2013|0 Comments

black code subvert 2013

A cultural visit from the Dirty Weekend festival-twinning committee down to not so sunny Bristol for this weekend, with some similarities in line up and a not to be looked in the mouth ticket exchange deal between the promoters of the North Wales punk festival and its South West cousin, though with a distinct lack of the ska malarkey.  A fair trek though, initially the wheels were greased with Orangeboom 8.5% but then came off when the navigator went to sleep at the vital arrival point. Then after locating our hostel (“terrifying and deafening” as one review said, before we arrived I might add) I managed to get completely lost for another half hour trying to park the car, before ending up 50 yards from where I started.  Our walk to the south side of the river and the venue was also… indirect, but we got there eventually.   Start as you mean to go on, dazed and confused…

Filthpact, Sufferinfuck, Mangle, The Day Man Lost @ Fox & Newt, Leeds

By |January 19th, 2013|0 Comments

(review n pix by mwj)

Across the snowy wastes to West Yorkshire, travelling really wasn’t that bad and the scenery great. And I wasn’t the furthest traveller as the two main bands from Scotland were coming back from London on this mini-tour, was glad to see they had made it too. As usual I’d heard a couple of their tracks on underground crust/grind compilations knocking about, and they provided plenty of incentive to trek over, in addition to the knowledge that lots of the locals would hopefully brave the elements for the warmth of some blistering riffs.