Justdip’s in depth and awesome review of the slightly more awesome 2000 Trees Festival 2012. Part 2/6

Part One. An Introduction-What is 2000 Trees and why should I care?

Part Two. Alcopop! – Gunning For Tamar/Freeze The Atlantic

Part Three. Pink Mist – Tall Ships / Three Trapped Tigers / Brontide / Run, Walk!

Part Four. Xtra Mile – Straight Lines / Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun / Ben Marwood / Future Of The Left.

Part Five. The Stragglers – The Computers/Gallows/Pulled Apart By Horses/ Maybeshewill.

Part Six. The Conclusion to conclude on the aforementioned things that may need a conclusion.

Part Two. Alcopop! – Gunning For Tamar/Freeze The Atlantic

Gunning For Tamar are a delightful four piece from Oxford who create math infused indie rock who had the daunting challenge of opening the Mainstage on the Friday and it’s a challenge they tackled with aplomb. Incredibly tight, every song was delivered with technical skill atop an endearing core. The fantastic breakdowns rolled over the ever growing crowd and the vocals delicately danced around the field, enchanting as they went. Gunning For Tamar played a concise set that encompassed the best of their back catalogue while giving a glimpse into the future with upcoming single Dark Sky Tourism getting an airing alongside fan requested Astronaut/Abort.

Gunning For Tamar seemed genuinely taken aback by the fantastic reception they received, but when the music’s that good and delivered with such flair then it’s a reaction that Gunning For Tamar are going to have to get used to.

New single Dark Sky Tourism is being released on August 6th 2012 through Alcopop! Records.

Freeze The Atlantic are an awesome rock band, one part Reuben, one part Hundred Reasons, five parts incredible and captivating music.

Freeze The Atlantic were third on the mainstage and drew a large crowd that swelled as their set went on. They attacked their set with passion and energy, getting the sodden crowd to get involved. Heavy riffs and pounding bass/drum movements meant that Freeze The Atlantic sound huge and their sound reached every person at the mainstage with the same vitality and ferocity that it was being played with onstage. The vocals cut through the waves of noise and buried themselves deep within the audience.

Freeze The Atlantic previewed material from upcoming debut album Speakeasy including a fully electric reworking of Broken Bones alongside first single Volcanoes. Liv Puente from English rock band Laurso provides guests vocals on the studio version of Volcanoes as well as joining the band on the mainstage to give Volcanoes a powerful and stunning live performance. Freeze The Atlantic again seemed shocked to hear the rapturous applause and cheers that their set commanded. With debut album out soon, Freeze The Atlantic are going to start climbing festival lineups and rightly so, what an incredible band.

Freeze The Atlantic’s debut album Speakeasy is released through Alcopop! records on September 17th and will be proceeded by an album sampler given away with the August edition of Rocksound magazine featuring three album tracks and This Flight, which was especially recorded for the sampler. Freeze The Atlantic are also playing a few headline shows to celebrate Speakeasy’s release including a show at London’s Garage on September 14th and Brighton’s Hydrant on September 15th. The Brighton show features Gunning For Tamar as support.

http://www.ilovealcopop.co.uk/

 

Part 3…

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~ by justdip on 19/07/2012.

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