Festival review: Dot to Dot 2012
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Pure Love get our Dot to Dot fired off but after witnessing them, we’re not sure if they’d be better off known as the Frank Carter show. “This is a lot different to being in a punk rock band,” a flat capped Frank Carter screams as he takes the centre of the room with dozens of adrenaline fuelled youths moshing around him. Sure, for one song, getting this intimate with your audience might be okay, but when you’re torn between looking at Frank in the centre or the band to the right on stage, you do begin to get neck ache. Saying that though, the catchy optimism of ‘Bury My Bones’ and the jangle of ‘Handsome Devil’s Club’ proves that Frank’s still got it past the confines of hardcore punk. Further on during the night, Cloud Nothings get the award for best ear-splitting, freak-out as they totally fill the air with an abrasive feedback nothing short of excellent. Most of that’s provided by a set devoted to their latest album Attack on Memory and the crowd look on in hypnotic awe. The rush of ‘Wasted Days’ proved to be the most impressive of the night.
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