The sticky humid days that continue to plague London are apt for some fuzzy swampy sludge at The Dome in London.
Trippy Wicked And The Cosmic Children Of The Night kick off with tracks chock full of groove, psychedelic riffs and crashing drums backed up the soaring vocals from Peter Holland of Elephant Tree. Next up, Californian outfit and frequent Weedeater touring companions ASG tow the line perfectly between cheesy punk rock and balls-out stoner metal, before the headliners themselves take to the stage.
Dixie Dave is full of his usual stage antics with a plethora of gurns and grimaces as well as his ritualistic bottle spinning, bourbon swigging, cigarette smoking, bass pounding and feet kicking. He snarls and yelps his way through ‘God Luck And Goodspeed’ followed by greats including Lynyrd Skynyrd cover ‘Gimme Back My Bullets’ and ‘Weed Monkey’. Stick-twirling drummer Ramzi Ateyeh is on fire and the riffs are ridden with a thick syrupy groove, but it’s truly Dixie that steals the show. Weedeater always deliver and are never a bore, so hopefully the following pictures speak for themselves.
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Words & images: Abi Coulson (Darktones photography)