Arcane Roots at Bush Hall, London - live review
Venue: Bush Hall, London
Arcane Roots' hometown show falls short of the mark
The odds are all in favour for Arcane Roots tonight. They’ve got a friendly hometown crowd up for a good time, and new material to test out live. The last time they headlined London they borrowed drummer Jack Wrench from In Dynamics. Now he seems to be a permanent fixture, but today the sound isn’t on his side. His bass drum is inaudible in all but the quietest moments of the set, and despite his vigorous exertions, all that comes through the PA most of the time is a washy snare drum and thrashing cymbals.