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The Physics House Band / Shambles In A Husk / Vasa

Glasgow Nice'n'Sleazy (Wednesday August 13th)

By • Aug 17th, 2014 • Category: gig reviews

Good Grief Records’ monthly showcase of some of the best underground noise heroes has gone from strength to strength over the past 2 years.
Founder, Kenny Bates certainly hit it out of the park with tonight’s line-up which featured local math rock upstarts Vasa, the manic post-hardcore of Glasgow’s Shambles In A Husk, and Brighton-based multi-genre outfit, The Physics House Band.


Vasa sliced open the night with their razor-sharp riffs and pounding rhythm section. The Glasgow 4 piece tore through a set featuring their latest release ‘Not A Cop’ and the triumphant ‘Never Have Dreams’ from their 2012 EP. Recent addition Niall Morison MacRae, certainly proved his own behind the kit. I’m sure he’ll be relishing the chance to start working on some of the band’s new material which you can expect to hear at shows later in the year.

Shambles In A Husk

Next up on the bill are Shambles In A Husk, a band that rose from the ashes of The Darien Venture and Crusades to form an explosive 4 piece that packs one hell of a punch. Opening with ‘Cowboy Doom’ they certainly show their intentions for the night, blasting out songs that are tighter than a hatful of wizards. They manage to harness chaos into 3 minute gems, a genuine rarity in Scotland’s music scene today. Tonight’s show was a warm-up for their appearance at Reading and Leeds festival, where they will be melting some faces next week.

The Physics House Band

The Goop Shop concluded with a band whose name made more and more sense as their set went on. The Physics House Band are a 3 piece from Brighton who combined to create sounds bigger than Stephen Hawkings’ knowledge of quantum mechanics. Their sound is something of a mix of math rock, prog and jazz that fuse together to create chaotic masterpieces that bloom into gigantic sonic adventures that you simply have to ride along with. The packed-out Sleazys swayed with every complex beat and bassline as guitar parts glistened over the top making it clear that this band will explode into bigger things upon the release of their next album, due to be finished by the end of this year.

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