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Live at The Library
Saturday, 29th January 2011
29th January @The Library Pub, Leeds
Doors: 8PM, £4
Superbeardfest presents a night of haunting epic sounds
Tender string-soaked songs which elicit a sort of tonal poetry that shudders expertly from the sombre to the sublime. Invisible cities recall the haunting simplicity of Silver Mount Zion at their most delicate, and the zealous, awesome, technicality of Pattern Theory at their most frenetic. The Leeds-based 4-piece Performed a mind-blowing set at last year's Brainwash, expect to be dazzled once again on the 29th!
We Sell Seashells
Complex crescendo-fuelled epic song-writing which seamlessly evolves waves of harmonic grandeur out of gentle, almost folk-like, melancholia. WSS return to Leeds with a host of new material developed during their recent ventures across the North of England. The songs chart discrete riff-work across violin/nyckelharpa, lead, bass and rhythm which unify in a fervour that recalls both Caspian and Vessels.
Unbridled Mancunian prog-lunacy which hints toward King Crimson in one instant and Isis in another. It's fair to say Go Lebanon! are oddball; but the best kind of oddball at that. There are moments of bombastic theatre, in there not unlike early Chrome Hoof, but which curiously mould with flavours as subtle as Her Name is Calla in one instant and... umm... Cult Of Luna in another...?! It shouldn't work but, trust me, it does!
Master & The Mule
Crunchy, atmospheric music which effectively combines the smooth mantra-esq riff-work of Tool with the violent sonics of NIN at their/his most depraved. There's some solid vocals in there too which carry themselves with strength comparable to Trent Reznor (but, thankfully, with considerably less pomp). An awesome start to the evening.