The Alchemy live review - The Black Heart, London
Venue: The Black Heart, London
Agent, Black Orchid Empire and Stereo Juggernaut support this four-strong line-up in Camden.
Camden’s hipsterish upstairs gig room at The Black Heart isn’t a spacious venue to showcase tonight’s line-up and at first sight it looks like people have got better things to do. There’s hardly anyone here, the floor is strewn with guitars and amps, and the barman is inserting his cash tray into the till. Apparently ex-Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford and his crew blew the sound system last night, so the soundcheck is starting late.
Twenty minutes later, Stereo Juggernaut are on stage, a risqué medley of brawn and Placebo-esque bravado. Befitting the venue’s murky environs, this London four-piece churn out brash metal-tinged tunes buoyed by nebulous synthesised textures.