In it’s own cool world, on the top floor of The Louisiana, July 26th the venue was home to three acts. Three large acts. The night was a tremendous success for Aulos, The Tommy Hawks and Bristol’s Black Elephant.
Opening the evening, was our very own Aulos who returned to Bristol after a short hiatus. With drummer Josh Lamdin, the musician of the night having to perform first in Aulos and then end the evening playing guitar in Black Elephant. This didn’t affect the energetic mogul, as together with guitarist and noise merchant Oli Montez, the band proved why they’ve been missed on the live scene. With a hard hitting illustrious set mixed with captivating elements within each track played. We can’t wait to hear more from these two.
The Tommy Hawks
A 2 piece Perth based band currently touring Europe. Second to the stage and with only two members, Ness Thornton on Bass and Addison Axe on Vocals/guitar- the stage looked bare. However with Addison’s roaring and striking vocal range mixed with her fierce guitar tone and Ness’ pungent basslines, the room was filled with a sound of a band double their size. Tentative lyrics and an act who love to perform- these talented musicians are an act to watch.
The headline act for the evening, 5 piece Bristol based Black Elephant, took to the stage and played to their supportive fans as if it was the last time they could. Intimate, loud and impressive. Holding their own abrasive compositions to a room full of adoring listeners. This act deserve their headline status and should be proud of their hard work when it comes to performing live. Heavy, describing this act, is an understatement- as these guys thrive in their abundant, triumphant wall of sound.
All images by Naomi Preece and Oli Montez.
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