Psyblings, Foundlings and Afghan Sand Gang at Band On The Wall
According to the age old clichéical truth, the best vibes in life are free and The Band on The Wall proved that statement on Friday, by showing us some of the bands that you might want to keep an eye out later on this year.
Okay, so imagine this; you enter into a Buddhist temple in the middle of the misty Himalayas and there’s a psychedelic trio that synthesizes distorted bass together with pronounced guitar and melodic vocals, while maintaining the sacred atmosphere you would expect in a temple. Now that’s exactly how Afghan Sound Gang sounds, while radiating their unique vibrations into the crowd. A sound so magical, that during the performance a teenager couldn’t help but try to touch the bass player, just to prove to himself that he is not dreaming.
Foundlings brought the crowd back to earth however, in their first live performance. While lacking the unique sound of tonight's other two performers, Foundlings nevertheless delivered a quality musical performance with melodic vocals, backed up by solid instrumentation from bass, guitar and drums.
Finally - and this writer's personal favourite of the night - Psyblings blew the socks off the crowd, with a great performance and amazing music to boot. First of all, singing in the middle of the crowd is probably the best way to bond with it and that’s what Greg Dixon did for the majority of the performance. However, while Greg was losing his shit in the middle of the crowd and the instrumentals appeared as a cataclysmic mess at the first glance, it all simply fits into a beautiful harmony, that produces a uniquely amazing sound. A band well worth experiencing.
Words: Armins Stepanjans