Agitated? Nah...we're charged up and ready to rock!
Littlehampton, 8th July '17, The Crown pub, fans are gathering, they're here for one reason... The Littlehampton Alternative Rock Society's event night... Let the rockin' begin.
First up we had Agitated, a three piece instrumental band based in Worthing. These guys describe themselves as influenced by Muse and guitar heavy similar riffs. Being that this was only their second gig, having only formed with this line up late 2016, I was quite keen to see them perform. On stage the guys were well rehearsed and had a fantastic energy behind their playing. One track they played was a muse cover and although there wasn't any lyrics, they really threw themselves into it and you could tell they just enjoyed playing the technical riffs and fast paced beats.
Although only their second gig, Agitated wowed the crowds with their new but strangly familiar sound.
Their own track ' Unapprehended' is another fast tempo track with a driving beat and complex guitar and bass riffs. You can hear the Muse style sneaking through but it was a fantastic track and the guys looked so at ease playing it. Although they are a three piece at the moment, they are on the hunt for a vocalist to add that last dimension to their music, so any budding vocalists out there get in touch via the bands Facebook page.
Next up we had Pensevor, a four piece band hailing from Farnborough mainly. Performing together for 5 (ish) years now, the guys describe themselves as sludge/doom metal. An interesting one for me as , I'll be honest here, I've not really listened to much of this genre, so again I was very intrigued to hear them.
Their track 'Euphoria' is a real, deep bass track with a chugging rhythm and poetic lyrics. I enjoyed this one as there was something about it that drew you in and kept you there, diving into euphoria with the band.
Growling vocals complimented Pensevor's haunting sound.
Another track I enjoyed was 'Totem' . This had a deep, almost haunting riff to it with a driving, hypnotic drum beat and bass riff, while the guitar came in over the top with this eerie melodic sound. The lyrics were slightly mournful yet passion filled which added to the haunting feel of it. The whole set was amazing and so different from what I'm used to but the guys definitely pulled the crowd in and were a pleasure to watch perform.
Lastly we were ready for Charged, a four piece band based in Worthing. Returning to The Crown after about 5 years with a different line up, the guys were enthusiastic to be back supporting the Littlehampton Alternative Rock Society. Describing themselves as a hard hitting, LA style rock band, you can definitely hear those classic rock tones in their music. The guys performance was full of energy and passion and absolutely had us toe tapping and rocking out with them, you could tell they were having a blast too.
Belting out the Anthem