Review: ‘The Death & Resurrection Show’ (Killing Joke Documentary)

It’s brass monkeys, as they (probably) say, as a February wind tries to shove me off-balance into a passing mobile library. I am snaking through to London’s South Bank, miles from the sacred ground where a band called Killing Joke would have first formed and fought, a million years ago.  I pass pockets of tourists, and fail to find a bin for the banana skin … Continue reading Review: ‘The Death & Resurrection Show’ (Killing Joke Documentary)

Review: Gojira and Ghost B.C., O2 Academy

We arrive far too late to see the previous bands, but with our hearts and minds set on Gojira, we accept the dying minutes of their set as a challenge to make ourselves heard to each other when going for the customary pre-set piss. Frankly, it would take a well-established act capable of uniting masses of beer-soaked punters to successfully follow what Gojira have just … Continue reading Review: Gojira and Ghost B.C., O2 Academy

Review: Gojira – Les Enfants Sauvages (Live CD/DVD)

For a band with a planet-sized sound (that is probably as heavy as one, too), it’s only fair that they should have larger and larger venues to turn to dust. And it’s here, in Brixton’s cavernous Academy, that Gojira prove, once again, that they are one of the genre’s most exciting bands. The term ‘heavy’ appears everywhere like a bored child with a label-making machine, … Continue reading Review: Gojira – Les Enfants Sauvages (Live CD/DVD)