Following a host of super amazing bands playing for us over the last year – including The Magnettes, H.Grimace, REWS, Trash Kit, Temples Of Youth and Deux Furieuses – we were back at The Finsbury on Friday night for our first gig of 2018 for an immense line up of the best new music.
Kicking off the night are South London based Militant Girlfriend, delivering their completely gorgeous pop-punk sounds and infectious charm.
Next up are Brighton duo ARXX. Blowing us all away with their raw, grunge-fuelled energy, they treat us to a fantastically powerful set filled with racing beats and seething, gritty vocals; all delivered with glittery finesse. A new favourite band, for sure.
Their second time playing for us, The Nyx fill the packed out venue with their electrifying energy and fierce ferocity, blasting out all the riotous riffs and raw, emotion-strewn passion you could ever desire. Delivering old favourites as well as some of their new, full-moon releases, they’re an exceptional, empowering force to be reckoned with.
Headlining, we’re privileged to have Manchester’s Witch Fever, who’ve made two six hour coach journeys – here and back – to be with us. With a truly immense power, they end the night with their frenzied, raucous offerings. As thrashing beats race, front woman Amy’s incredible, snarling energy steals the show, and we’re all left completely in awe of this band’s formidable intensity.
Another night of incredible live music from some of the best new bands. In the words of The Nyx’s Becky Wixon, “let’s make 2018 the year of the woman“!
Catch us next month, 9th February, when LIINES will be headlining for us.
Photo Credit: Jon Mo / @jonmophoto
Words: Mari Lane / @marimindles