Everisland presents… Vasco Da Gama, Ninetails, Hot Light Fiesta live preview

Posted on 8 December 2011
By Richard Lewis
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Get down to Mello Mello this Saturday for what gig promoters Everisland promise to be a ‘fine mix of math rock, afro pop and a touch of post-hardcore’ at their third show.

Fresh from the release of their blistering debut EP, headliners Vasco Da Gama pit themselves against the realm of the ever-same by creating razor-sharp musical conundrums through abrasive instrumentation.

The maverick four-piece’s music recounts the visceral eclecticness of The Mars Volta, whilst smoothing the edges with groove-indulged hooks.

They are an act that strives on the unconventional, just as soon as a melody starts to get predictable, their music slaps you back into obscurity courtesy of a jilted rhythm or howling vocal line.

Ninetails, Liverpool’s finest math-core-maticians, brace unorthodox song structures with innovative musicianship to craft a sub-genre of music that possesses staggering depth and dimension.

Off-kilter Caribbean rhythms, unusual instrumentation and wonderfully charming character, their music provides a celebratory and refreshing take on an already exciting scene.

With many alternative rock bands, their affinity for the obscure overrides their ability for the appealing, Hot Light Fiesta not only supersede this superstition, they craft their own sonic vocabulary, riddled with elements from all of rocks pseudonyms.

Mixing expansive moments of post-rock guitar with surface-level pop traits, their music recounts the graceful vibes of Foals moulded around the complexities of Minus The Bear.

Melodic post-hardcore from power-trio Yachts and a masterclass in dual guitar intensity from JeanClaudeGoddamn round out a highly impressive bill, all for an unbelievably reasonable £4.


Vasco Da Gama
Hot Light Fiesta

Saturday 10th December,
7:30pm – 1am

£4 on the door