26/05/14 : MORE DANGEROUS THAN A THOUSAND RIOTERS + CASEY + ’68 + CAPSIZE @ MOLODOI (ENGLISH VERSION)


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26/05/14 : MORE DANGEROUS THAN A THOUSAND RIOTERS + CASEY + ’68 + CAPSIZE @ MOLODOI (ENGLISH VERSION)

 

Lemon Sounds offered us an amazing night. A « hey, let’s invite Josh Scogin to play with his new project on a tuesday night » type of night. Your humble servant never had the chance to see them live, on their latest blaze of glory. They were not the only guys foolin around this evening, which was promising and full of discoveries. Now back in the present to talk about something which happened a couple of days ago.

MORE DANGEROUS THAN A THOUSAND RIOTERS

 

MORE DANGEROUS

 

I had never seen More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters, but I know they are getting famous in the local hardcore scene. We cannot say that this pleasant quartet is particularly striking by the originality of the compositions (which does not mean they are not good) in a real normed genre, whether in the stansa or the political message. But clearly, the band is convincing through the energy and efficiency of their songs. An energy that Geoffrey, the singer, spreads while screaming out of the microphone, constantly moving around. The band really knows how to vomit their hatred as well as their tragic and personnal sadness. The second to last song, my personal favorite, which sounds chaotic and rough, was dedicated to the memory of Geoffrey’s brother. It reminds us that music is the sad whore of dispair. It is never as convincing as when it is trying to beat up the ass/ or transcend the silent fronteers of death. And the mission was accomplished : we can imagine the message was resonating, as much in Valhalla as in the beating hearts of a living audience, custodian of the memory. Congrats boys, and we really hope to see you again soon.

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CASEY

 

CASEY

It is hard to talk about something you discover and that many people surely have never heard about. It is like being Marco Polo talking about the world (and lying a lot), to rednecks that never got out of their hole, or to people who just don’t know the outside world. Let us try this liberating and platonician experience. We don’t want to fool you or influence you, but we’ll try to give you the band as it is, and things as they occured… an impossible and fanciful thing that philosophy, poetry and fiction are still trying to figure out. The band comes out of nowhere and could only be heard through some videos. It gave me at first the impression of a cold(wave) inspired by UK’s musical savoir-faire touch combined to hardcore. The scenery is really sober, the singer is not facing the crowd. The show was all about distance, to put the audience on the road of music. A music as it is, without make up, a music we discover like sinners, random passengers, by mistake. A real charm comes out of this. As young as they can be, the band is melodically and technically impressive in its efficiency. If there were sometimes a few hesitations, it is certain that something is going on here. We attended the germination of a cold and hybrid way to make hardcore music, that will go through this start, to find its final form and personnality. Even if we don’t know what their future will be made of, Casey is on the way of something big.

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’68

 

'68

 

We come now to the dirty. The fat and greasy sound. The pantagruelian. If the ghost of the Chariot is still watching upon Josh Scogin’s new project – who is sort of a devilish Josh Homme, swapping fanciness for chaos – ’68 is clearly a band on its own. It is a kind of comeback to rock and roll roots, the dirty and ballzy type of rock that has always been an influence for the frontman (from Flat Duo Jets to Nirvana). ’68 exhumes a rather disgusting way to compose sound, into an unbelievable massiveness. It is necessary as they are only two on stage. They will present themselves, to give you the absurd tone of the show, as Metallica, and also advising people to download their music in a prototype of the Internet « world wide web dot com », inside our brains, as there were no records available at the merch. The drummer’s way of playing is a monster disguised into simplicty. We are given an unfathomable punch in the face. Rock music is at its higher level, quintessencial as it is music for itself. The music is getting rid of its musicians to become pure energy, vibration, flesh, through the audience. Scogin also turns on the key of his guitar in a gestual that is pretty close to crappy DJ’s we often see, to try to find a piece of melody inside the chaos. This a musical UFO, but quite in its time (we think about the classy success of Royal Blood), but in a real authentical process that makes you forget The Chariot to love ’68 for themselves. The set was way too short, like the other bands as well. One of the greatest show of the year for me.

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CAPSIZE

 

CAPSIZE

I did not know Capsize at all. I listened to their album while on my way to work, to prepare my interview with all the bands, that you will discover pretty soon. The band ended the evening pretty well, in a sharp hardcore, which is a pure continuation of modern post hardcore and metalcore (even if it is really different). It reminded me of As We Fight. Because they also have a real sense of melody through their songs. The result is efficient, impressive. As the Americans always know how to do. The band is also pretty recent, and it was their first headliner show in France. The quality of the band reminds us that valor does not await the passing of years. The audience did not pay much tribute to the efforts of the singer who screamed to bronchial spasms. He excused himself about the fact he was sick, but everything in the band was so good that it was scary to imagine how unhuman they could sound when at 100%. No need to go on and on forever with useless talk : it was good and powerful. A true discovery that we recommend you, as every band we have seen.

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The evening was hot, musically really sucessful and various, in a nice mixture of repertoires of the modern hardcore music, which is clearly out of the paths of New York, and looks more like an extension of Refused, and in a further path beyond metalcore. There were some problems, it was of course not perfect. Firstly because of the extreme brevity of the concerts. Half an hour per group is not enough. But it prevents you from getting bored. Secondly, even if we can understand the physical calm of the audience, judging by the venue disposal, they were very few and quite too well behaved. They never really screamed like pigs. This is not a way for me to attack the people who were there but rather a way to think about all the people who were not. To all those handsome people always complaining about the fact there are very few good concerts, and that the local venues are dying. And noticing that there are actually still real people trying to offer real gigs, for a real cheap price… but without a huge atmosphere inside nor outside, as people did not came, we can’t say otherwisely as an observer if it is a real pain in the ass, such as the aftermaths of a romantic Sriracha dinner (to the people questionning themselves about who or what kind of mob actually does such dinners, you are right to do so). Strasbourg, other cities around : let us all meet at the Kawati studio on June the 14th, to get our asses kicked by La Dispute. (Here is how to go there if you don’t know how, click here).

We would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts the organization of the show : Pierre, Julien, Jérémy, for their warm welcome. Thanks to Gilles for the interview we made together. And thanks to all the staff who worked hard in the kitchen and behind the stage to make this all happen.

Text & Pictures by Jean-Gauthier Martin

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