Midwife Crisis presents Lets Kill Janice, Twisted Ankle and Chiyoda Ku live at Le Pub, 19th March 2016
Another fantastic bill and evening curated by Midwife Crisis promotions. We travelled down to Le Pub in Newport, one of our favourite venues to check out a promising line up.
Opener Wall had to pull out prior to the event and with a quick line up shuffle, the Midwife Crisis promotions event kicked off with Bristol based act Lets Kill Janice.
We caught the tail end of their set but that was enough to be impressed with their talent. A full on fast paced set reflecting some kind of melodic 90’s throwback headbanger alt rock with punky vibes and an uplifting progression. Sure to hear more from this band.
Next up on the stage, Cardiff based trio Twisted Ankle. Hands down one of the best live shows we’ve seen from a fairly new band, a refreshing set from the three, we’ve just found our new favourite band. This trio are a disgustingly heavy yet vivacious act. With the heaviness and aggression reminiscent to the likes of Daughters, and the power that RATM contributed, it feels like Twisted Ankle are about to cause some kind of revolution. They create obnoxious but charming compositions. Another act you can’t define to one specific genre, the trio have a wide range of influences that tie into their projection. The energy that Twisted Ankle convey is incredible. Effortlessly winning the loudest band of the evening with their rambunctious ways, mixing their punk core with empowering vocals, filthy bass hooks, power beats and harmonic riffs, these three have it all. Noise punk at it’s best. Basically their live set blew us away, we cannot recommend enough that you need to get out and see Twisted Ankle at a show. Give them a show! Just watch them.
Chiyoda Ku were up next closing the evenings proceedings. We’ve caught this soon-to-be Bristol based instrumental trio live many times over the last 2 years and one thing is for certain, the three are forever growing as a band, with their projection, their aspirations and their confidence. Chiyoda Ku are working so hard to be heard and rightfully so. The trio headlined the evening at Le Pub for an unmissable performance. From start to finish Chiyoda Ku captivate, with a set full of stop start percussion, alternating time signatures and tempo and illustrious riffs. It’s safe to say Chiyoda Ku are now pro’s at fusing their experimental influences and so easily changing the direction of their set, from a more melodic progression to earth shattering heavy!
Their angular set was tight, each musician locked in to their performance and the audience attentively watching their stage presence and loving the robust and dynamic orchestrations the 3 create. It’s another big year for this outfit and we can’t wait to see them performing live at this years ArcTanGent– a momentous milestone for the men.
All images by Oli Montez
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