Venue: The Cavern, Exeter
Date : 15/02/20
We at Off the Hook Music were delighted to be present at The Underground's (Plymouth) 5th Birthday Bash gig.
Underground is everything what's great about the independent music venue scene, amazing local music, fairly priced entry, a place to meet musically like minded people and a nice hot sweaty environment to lose yourself in the music in front of you.
So lets talk about 5 of the 7 fantastic artists who entertained a enthusiastic audience.
With fast paced indie sounds vibrating out of the entrance of the Underground, Peppytones drew people down the stairs to soak in the catchy guitar solos and free flowing tracks.
The biggest reaction came for the track Wet Wednesday which made your feet root to the floor to listen to more from this band, the new record Satellites was a great moment.
Wow Ray Manta are musically talented, they have a intelligent, indulgent fast paced instrumental display which is confident and brave in equal measures.
Without a vocal note delivered it isn't until the lads step off stage that you notice, as you've been drawn into the high energy guitar and drums beats.
A force of nature with heavy bass and drums tones that's so impressive, both Neve and Asher seem to naturally relish their time on stage and makes the crowd feel at ease, so much so the crowd made a gap on the dancefloor to start a mini mosh pit.
Swine's sound is so raw and powerful that we couldn't help but feel there's some thing important and special within Swine's reach if they can keep their sound as current and relevant as they currently are.
Hundred miles an hour of manic, crazy fast guitar riffs and frantic vocals led to a dramatic expression of music.
A expression which Billy Suter lead singer of Piss Midget explained feels like therapy on stage for the band, tonight Piss Midget provided music therapy for everyone, which made the crowd absorbed into their heavy sound.
October Drift never fail to entertain and send a crowd home mesmerised, the lads smashed out rock records everywhere.
Full of energy you can't take your eyes off the band, the lads are like crazed animals storming around blazing out established tracks which the crowd sang back to them.
You get the feeling if anyone in the Underground tonight needed convicting to have a repeat dose of October Drift in late September when they hit Plymouth on their headline tour, then they would of ran home and brought a ticket straight away.