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Bury Tomorrow, live in London

Live Review

Venue: Koko, London

Supports: Hands Like Houses, In Hearts Wake, Slaves (US)

On Friday, Britain's metalcore faves Bury Tomorrow rounded-off their Runes UK tour with a sold-out gig at London's Koko venue. With almost 1500 baying fans filing in at the VERY EARLY door-time of 6pm, anticipation was high for Bury Tomorrow's biggest headline show. And this is what we learned...

Johnny Craig's comeback isn't worth getting too excited about

Despite being in the opening band of tonight's bill, Slaves frontman Johnny Craig is potentially the most recognisable, and certainly most notorious musician to grace the stage tonight. The frontman who has been in Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa and involved in a whole range of other projects, has a past full of gossip and scandal far too long to fit into this word count. His new project is very much his attempt at redemption, and while his vocals are incredible, making every song of regret believable, it's the rest of the band that's the problem. Static throughout except for a few clich├ęd stage moves, they play bland post-hardcore that aims to be emotive and accessible but fails to achieve either. This may not be the glorious second coming Johnny Craig wants it to be.

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