Following the announcement that South Coast Noise Society was becoming Astral Noize Events, our first ever event was the second iteration of art and social night Flamingo Snuff, this time featuring a stall from Joey Pearson of Smokin’ Bones Club and a ‘zine and tape distro from yours truly, as well as an onslaught of riffs from hometown heroes Watchcries and South-London hardcore bruisers Ithaca.
Whilst Hove’s The Bees Mouth steadily grew more and more packed as you may expect on a busy Saturday evening, its basement became absolutely rammed with punters queuing up the hallway and standing on seats to get a glimpse of the action. Watchcries kicked off the music with an uncompromisingly heavy set that rattled the floorboards of the bar above and left the room a sweltering sweat-box. It took the time between their set and Ithaca’s for the audience to recover, but by the end of the quintet’s set there simply can’t have been a single dry armpit in the room. Steamrolling their way through cuts from their fantastic new Holy Roar album The Language Of Injury (which you can learn more about here), the band injected a cathartic shot of adrenaline into the night and had a ton of fun in the process (even if there was at least one spilt pint). If you were unlucky enough to miss out then check out the gallery below, featuring awesome images from Tim Birkbeck, to get a glimpse at how the night unfurled.
Flamingo Snuff #3 takes place on 1st June. Facebook event here.
Images: Tim Birkbeck (@timbirkbeckphotos)
Words: George Parr