LOCAL MUSIC - Inevitable Daydream // Radidas // Dreamweaver // Honey Lung @ Club Burrito, Canterbury 17/06/2016
Review by Jessica Weiss
The night began with upbeat alternative rock by Honey
Lung (3.5/5). The band delivered light vocal harmony, and distinctive electric guitar
that contrasted with heavier guitar solos to distinguish the band from other
very similar alternative rock bands. Despite them being a fairly new band
established in 2015, they still managed to hold their own, and overall deliver a
really energetic performance that left me in anticipation of new releases.
For fans of: DIIV, Wavves, Beach Fossils
Following Honey Lung were local favourites Dreamweaver (5/5),
with their synth and guitar driven set. They captivated the audience with
dreamlike, hazy vocals, making for a relaxed, chilled ambience, distinguishing
themselves with prominent use of synths, which were pleasantly fuzzy and
melodic. The four piece drew in a large buzz in the venue, pleasing both the
Club Burrito regulars and intrigued new-comers. As well as the familiar tracks
from their EP, Listless Fruition, Dreamweaver added in a new track, delving into King
Gizzard territory, with dulcet guitar parts reminiscent of those
from ‘The River’.
For fans of: Mild High Club, Glass Animals, Good Morning, Tame
RADIDAS (5/5) once again returned to Burrito after drawing
in a large audience at City Sound Project. They are undeniably grunge, however
with repetitive guitar riffs returning to traditional Pink Floyd like
progressive/alternative rock. They add
an experimental kaleidoscopic element to their music with their extensive use
of pedals, adding a different dynamic to their sound and leaving it hard to categorize.
Despite only being a two piece set up, they create an impressively large sound.
It was loud, heavy and mellow all at once.
For fans of: Childhood,
Animal Collective, Ride, Adorable,
Closing the night were headliners,Inevitable Daydream (5/5) and it’s easy to see how the band, hailing from London/Kent
have gained a steady following. The trio held the attention of the audience
with their gloomy approach to grunge, with heavy riffs and a high energy
performance. Their set takes a journey through slow melancholic guitar melodies
to dark and sludgy bass lines, not falling into the trap of overpowering
distortion or feedback. It could be possible to dismiss Inevitable Daydream as
just another stoner rock band but there’s something about their sound and live shows that
keeps people hooked.