Last night I managed to drag my rotting corpse of a body down to the Exchange for a Philippines despite feeling like death was about to grip me due to me being outside in the humid December rain, which felt horrible. It also hadn’t helped that I had been out all day being an extra for music video which was filmed in a freezing cold warehouse. but knowing me I cant resist a good gig and home made food, its not often that I am drawn by the thought of Quiche or Cake.
The line-up boasted 3 of the best Bristol based female fronted acts in Bristol, Jemima Surrender, The Veees and Hysterical Injury, as well as an impressive array of home baked goodness that I managed to stuff face with. All raising proceeds towards the aid relief for the sufferers of the Philippines storms.
Headlining was the Sister Brother Duo Hysterical Injury who deliver abrasive bass and drums post punk action. Coming across like Le Tigre having a full blown argument with Lightning Bolt creating what can feel like quite an intense sonic experience. Driving flair rhythms and gob smacking bass lines that sound like demented herd of Rhinos. Their sound is big in every aspect both thumping sonically challenging.
As a band they have never let themselves be out spoken, livering songs with an inventive sense of anger and determined positive stances. Bouncing humorous stage banter between the two of them. For a two piece they create a pretty huge sound, this is partly due to the way the effects are used on the bass.
Vision Of Trees is the sound of the band almost being boiled in a cauldron with the hypnotic airy vocals which play at an almost deceptive sense of enticement before the bass beats you over the head. The Drums have a skipping and heavy back beat feel that drive all the way through out. definitely a band to watch.