Bronto Skylift and The Gap Year Riot (4 stars)

Bronto Skylift and The Gap Year Riot

Two-piece bands are an irregular find these days, especially ones who can make this much noise. With a simple set-up of drums, guitar and one hell of a screeching set of lungs, Glaswegian duo Bronto Skylift easily cram this modest venue with their grimey, metal clatter. Fresh from a rocking performance at T in the Park these guys are full of energy and bang up for getting sweaty in an intimate venue such as this (literally the case as vocalist Niall hot foots himself and guitar into the crowd for the closing track). The most impressive thing about this pair is the blatant musical connection they have on stage, the intensity never faltering for a second during the seven-track riotous set.

Also on the bill is Glasgow’s foremost pop/punk (verging on emo) diamonds The Gap Year Riot, oozing with confidence and putting on a supremely polished show. Catchy highlights such as ‘Hush Hush’ and ‘Shut Up and Start Listening’ enhance the commercial appeal they have been establishing of late.

The Mill@Oran Mor, Glasgow, Thu 16 Jul,

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