Deaf Havana + Dinosaur Pile-up and DEAD! at Bristol's O2 Academy

Deaf Havana have embarked on their biggest UK tour to date to promote their recent full length release 'All These Countless Nights' and they haven't disappointed. Kicking off the night were DEAD!, a punk rock outfit who demonstrated they know how to easily concoct the perfect blend aspects from older My Chemical Romance with newer Twenty One Pilots which results in quite a nostalgic and familiar yet refreshing sound. The crowd welcomed the mixture with enthusiasm with a fair few people passionately singing back.

Next up were alt rock's Dinosaur Pile-up, a band drawing influences most notably from the likes of Nirvana and Foo Fighters. There was a bit of a momentum change from the first act but that didn't stop the band showing the crowd what they're made of. They put on an energetic and engaging performance which suitably warmed up the crowd for the headliner.

Deaf Havana have further demonstrated with their most recent release 'All These Countless Nights' that they are one of the best rock bands of the 21st Century. Their performances only reassured that. They played a very crowd pleasing set with great gusto featuring older material from 'Fools and Worthless Liars' like The Past Six Years and I'm a Bore, Mostly and their previous release 'Old Souls' like Boston Square, Mildred and an honourable mention to the song Tuesday People which surprised the band to see everyone in the room passionately singing back at frontman James Veck-Gilodi. and newer crowd favourites from their recent release like the singles Trigger, Fever' and rounding up the set with Sing and Pensacola 2013.

Words and Photos by: Theodore Swaddling


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