Beartooth live review - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
Venue: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
Ohio hardcore punks go wild in west London
Although superficially similar to tonight’s headliners, Boston’s VANNA  don’t take the crowd’s support for granted. Vocalist Davey Muise bounds around like an excitable puppy, playing a hype man working the audience into a frenzy. Vanna themselves are at their best when they allow the groove and bounce of nu metal to bleed into their sound, but elsewhere there’s too much reverence for by-the-numbers hardcore tropes. They’re entertaining but forgettable.