March 2012: Killing Joke, O2 Arena Newcastle.
Killing Joke have never slotted neatly into any of the cliched rock genres. What they are not is meek. What they are is heart-crushingly loud, uber-tight and mesmerising. Jazz Coleman was on form – truly the epitomy of eccentric. Boiler-suit clad and white-eyed, he held the stage like the nightmarish child-catcher from grim Faery Tales. Geordie was as beautiful as ever, unleashing expanses of sublime metal guitar. Surely he is the White Witch of metal. A relentless apocalyptic march, Killing Joke slew the crowd with old and new tracks blended together seamlessly, finishing with the classic ‘Love Like Blood’. The mosh behind us made it breathless – bruised ribs, arms, knees for days after.
Feed The Bear (April 2012)
Feed The Bear = Local Sunderland band who often (oft) play at The Smugglers…are SERIOUSLY AWESOME….
They f***ing PER-FORM! Hell Yeah! LOOK
Feed The Bear