Earth - Cluny 2, Newcastle
Missed the support on account of being in no fit state to leave the house until shortly before the gig. Had a heavy one the night before. I'd been looking forward to this a lot on account of missing Earth the last time they played in Newcastle and it certainly met my expectations. Wonderful slow heavy drone.
Though the Cluny's main room gets a lot of praise, I think the Cluny 2 is better in a lot of ways, the sound especially. That fucking guitar was just so heavy and crisp, with bass that sent out a good thick rattle. Really enjoyed watching the drummer as well, felt like every hit was precise and perfectly struck, which kept the whole sound feeling really tight and together. I would have happily listened to them play another two or three tracks, and felt loads better by the end. Dylan Carlson seems like a lovely bloke too!