Metz - The Art School, Glasgow, Mon 22 Oct 2012
Hyped-up, drunk and painfully loud alt.rock gig from the Canadian Sub Poppers
There are some in Glasgow, the majority you might say, who still see ‘Capitol’, where others see ‘The Art School’. But whatever the décor – or reputation – being holed up in a bunker just big enough to house the sweaty, loyal few who dare enter on a cold Monday seems fitting for tonight’s bill.
After spluttering emotional leanings of local folks, Great Cop, Dundee’s Fat Goth plant a firm foot with their all-you-can-eat riff chunk buffet. Despite their cartoon villain-esque bark where a gravel-throated, desert-roaming bluesman should be, Fat Goth’s set is iron-clad, but ultimately a sludged-out fluffer to Metz’s money shot. On their first visit to Scotland, Metz are hyped-up, drunk and painfully loud. But the glove fits. Their self-titled debut, out a few weeks back, was born to be heard in this environment; you’re so close to the speakers you feel it in your teeth and there’s little room to do much else but throw your body into unattractive spasms – band included. Tonight is a revision class on the power of minimalism or how to take guitar, bass and drums, and punish/pleasure a crowd in equal measure.