GNAW VI - Cluny 2, Newcastle
This was actually on Saturday. Think I said before how much I liked the Cluny 2, still do but after going three times in six days I'm a bit sick of it now! This was an event dedicated to music of the dark, droney and doomey variety. It was pretty great!
Corpse Twitcher - You would assume a band called Corpse Twitcher wouldn't be a barrel of laughs, and well, you'd be right. This was essentially one long track of (improvised?) drone, 2 guitars and a fella sat down growling into a microphone. The venue was shaking and it was intense as fuck. Really enjoyed. They also had a (demonic) saxophone going on in the background, and that really added to it I thought. Like a jazzier Sunn O))) I suppose? I'm too tired to come up with better comparisons sorry. The whole thing was positively nasty.
Culver - One baldy bloke with a bunch of pedals on a table and other assorted trickery. Some really good loops and builds. Maybe the first half was a little too repetitive but it certainly ended strong.
Nadja (Headlining) - Wanted to see these since 2007, and it was everything I hoped it would be. This was scorchingly loud and the set just flew past. Great ambient doom stuff, with just SO much sound! Only the two guitars and pedals but this sounded more complete than most bands, without being cluttered at all. A really satisfying combination of things, really full and rich and helped by the sound of the venue being spot on. Felt in a good kind of daze afterwards and it was a complete head fuck in the best possible way. Bought a vinyl and everything. Great stuff.