Live Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: Fiddlehead, Militarie Gun, PRYZM, Kingston, 13/08/2022

Photo Credit: Mitch Wojcik

As far as post-hardcore supergroups go, Fiddlehead have to be one of the best. Compromised of members derived from bands such as Have Heart and Basement, the transatlantic band have a punk attack mixed with a hardcore bite that doesn’t compare to no other in the field. Having dropped Between The Richness last year, alongside other works including Springtime and Blind, Fiddlehead have proved over the years they are masters of their craft. And live that’s only amplified. 

Taking to the sweatiest venue in Kingston town, Fiddlehead brought fellow hardcore upstarts Militarie Gun for one of the most post hardcore nights Kingston has ever witnessed. 

First up on the bill, Militarie Gun brought the fire to Fighting Cocks, hosted by local record store favourites Banquet Records. Performing songs such as Don’t Pick Up The Phone and Big Disappointment, Militarie Gun brought big energy to kickstart a night of post hardcore goodness in earth shattering style.  

Blazing through in even bigger style and adding even more fuel to an already blazing hardcore fire, Fiddlehead made every single person in the room drip with sweat and mosh like mad. From opener Grief Motif all the way through to closer Lay Low and songs in between including Poem You, Eternal You and Staying In The Blue; Fiddlehead provided one of the best hardcore shows Fighting Cocks has ever seen in its life. 

9/10 

Written by: Katie Conway-Flood

Katie Conway-Flood
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