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Florence Black @ Broadcast, Glasgow

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Florence Black @ Broadcast, Glasgow

The bill for this show was perplexing, Florence Black just did not fit with the other bands and as I really did not enjoy the others I have decided tonight is going to be classed as FB first Glasgow headline show…I was only here to see them anyway.

Of course they did not headline and that means they did not do a full set but my first taste of Florence Black was incredible. With three top class EPs under their belt I was expecting a lot but man did they blow me away.

This band does southern music with a grudge. Picture Florence Black’s best mate was Southern music, and that best mate just cheated on them with the band’s girlfriend. The music is angry, loud and basically just wants to kick your ass.

With their background in the decimated Welsh valleys I can understand the anger. Like Glasgow when the shipyards closed there was no outlet, nowhere to go but there will always be the creative ones who strive to get out, this is the amazing thing about music. Some of the biggest bands in the world came from broken beginnings, just some young kids who came together to pass some time and ended up changing peoples lives.

The venue tonight is small which made the band sound massive. They were Motorhead loud and my ears are still ringing. The Welsh boys made those instruments scream and the walls shake until you either joined in the fun or cleared out as you could not handle the pace(luckily nobody left and a good many enjoyed the boys set).

Now to the bands sound, an Ass kicking Stone Broken, a big dash of Sons of Texas, a bunch of melodies and some serious fucking attitude. The songs are built on heavy riffs and a serious rhythm section. The band are fast and furious from the moment they plug in. If you listen to the progression of the music from their EPs you can feel the anger growing but it was always there in the background. A song like “Ghost” starts friendly enough but like a Friday night in Glasgow that is not going to last long.

They have a good bit of blues hidden in those riffs and a song like “Grove Street” shows it is not always foot to the floor but I feel that moments so tender may be in the past. You move onto second EP and you feel the atmosphere thin and the venom drip with the likes of “Burn”. At this point I thought Tristan Thomas was going to burst the stage floor, it was bouncing under his excitement.

Smoke” with its distorted guitars and thundering drum and bass barrage is stunning. The vocals are brutal and it is as catchy as hell. The solo was worthy of the kilted maniac Zakk Wylde.

The bands most famous track is probably “Gunshot” due to the collaboration with fellow Welshman Benji from Skindred and yes it is a belter but for me from the final EP “Breadfan” is the winner. It is a monster of a track and live it had the venue jumping.

My Florence Black virginity was well and truly deflowered tonight. Like the first time it was rough, ready, over far to quick and I swear I was bleeding(from the ears this time). A truly enjoyable evening with a band that is going places. Come back soon lads as I think I may just be hooked.

Images and words Ritchie Birnie

 

The bill for this show was perplexing, Florence Black just did not fit with the other bands and as I really did not enjoy the others I have decided tonight is going to be classed as FB first Glasgow headline show…I was only here to see them anyway.

Of course they did not headline and that means they did not do a full set but my first taste of Florence Black was incredible. With three top class EPs under their belt I was expecting a lot but man did they blow me away.

This band does southern music with a grudge. Picture Florence Black’s best mate was Southern music, and that best mate just cheated on them with the band’s girlfriend. The music is angry, loud and basically just wants to kick your ass.

With their background in the decimated Welsh valleys I can understand the anger. Like Glasgow when the shipyards closed there was no outlet, nowhere to go but there will always be the creative ones who strive to get out, this is the amazing thing about music. Some of the biggest bands in the world came from broken beginnings, just some young kids who came together to pass some time and ended up changing peoples lives.

The venue tonight is small which made the band sound massive. They were Motorhead loud and my ears are still ringing. The Welsh boys made those instruments scream and the walls shake until you either joined in the fun or cleared out as you could not handle the pace(luckily nobody left and a good many enjoyed the boys set).

Now to the bands sound, an Ass kicking Stone Broken, a big dash of Sons of Texas, a bunch of melodies and some serious fucking attitude. The songs are built on heavy riffs and a serious rhythm section. The band are fast and furious from the moment they plug in. If you listen to the progression of the music from their EPs you can feel the anger growing but it was always there in the background. A song like “Ghost” starts friendly enough but like a Friday night in Glasgow that is not going to last long.

They have a good bit of blues hidden in those riffs and a song like “Grove Street” shows it is not always foot to the floor but I feel that moments so tender may be in the past. You move onto second EP and you feel the atmosphere thin and the venom drip with the likes of “Burn”. At this point I thought Tristan Thomas was going to burst the stage floor, it was bouncing under his excitement.

Smoke” with its distorted guitars and thundering drum and bass barrage is stunning. The vocals are brutal and it is as catchy as hell. The solo was worthy of the kilted maniac Zakk Wylde.

The bands most famous track is probably “Gunshot” due to the collaboration with fellow Welshman Benji from Skindred and yes it is a belter but for me from the final EP “Breadfan” is the winner. It is a monster of a track and live it had the venue jumping.

My Florence Black virginity was well and truly deflowered tonight. Like the first time it was rough, ready, over far to quick and I swear I was bleeding(from the ears this time). A truly enjoyable evening with a band that is going places. Come back soon lads as I think I may just be hooked.

Images and words Ritchie Birnie

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