Thrice and Refused Live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 30th October (Review and Gallery)

It is profoundly depressing that in 2019 bands of the stature and respectability of Thrice and Refused would get their venue downgraded. Originally slated to appear at the prestigious Brixton Academy, tonight’s show was moved to the Shepherd’s Bush Empire after – presumably – low ticket sales. That two bands, one on a great album…

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    Palms – ‘Palms’

    In short, this sounds exactly what you would expect ISIS and Chino to sound like; a well produced, emotive and peaceful balance of four fantastic musicians. That said, essentially it is ISIS through and through; melodic / sweeping ambience and guitar strokes; it’s very much a mix of the ‘Panopticon’ / ‘Wavering Radiant’ era and…

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