So last night I had the opportunity to see a band I’ve liked for years for the first time in an indoor venue which was 36 crazy fists. It was good to say I was there but just putting it out there, the girl in charge of press etc who got me guest list …
Due to a gig line up change the first band on tonight were UK guys Shapes who at first I mistook for Bournemouth math rock three piece Shapes but this was not the case. Needless to say I wasn’t disappointed apart from the lack of time the band were on stage which was twenty minutes (four songs) if that. A good upbeat hardcore band who were able to put it out there. A band who play this style of music without looking like standard scene kids who cry about lost love and how they don’t get lots of likes on a facebook status.
Next up are a band I’d never heard of and I’m completely stoked I was able to catch them and that is Hollywood four piece All Hail The Yeti. You may think Hollywood is all glitz and glamour but I’ve been and there and seen the lows, the All Hail The Yeti bring this side to life through their music and leave it all on stage. Four hairy arsed, sweaty guys who just bring it with no thrills and no bull shit. All Hail The Yeti reek of Pantera styled riffs with a no nonsense edge. Although I’m going to go on tot all about 36 Crazy Fists but I have to say that All Hail The Yeti
Finally hitting the stage are tonight’s headliners, who have played thousands of shows and have been playing as a band for over two decades. A band who have had their ups and downs through out their career but tonight bring a fantastic greatest hits set to the cold city of Newcastle. Songs such as ‘Blood Work’ and ‘Slit Wrist Theory’ are welcomed with crowd sing alongs and frantic clapping as 36 Crazyfists storm through an intense set of classics. There’s not much you can say about a 36 Crazyfists show apart from that they are fully solid from start to finish with friendly upbeat humour and banter with the crowd all night long. 8.8/10