Devin Townsend Project at Colston Hall, Bristol - live review
Venue: Colston Hall, Bristol
Canada’s ‘nerd prog’ guru fuses the daft and the divine
While his recent appearances in London have involved residencies, the Royal Albert Hall and all manner of puppets, a brief UK tour that culminates in a run through of the seminal Ocean Machine: Biotech in the capital gives a perfect opportunity for Devin Townsend to delve into his extraordinarily broad back catalogue. It’s also an excuse to bring along some of the finest likeminded musicians, with Norway’s LEPROUS  sounding exquisite from the off. Their melancholic mood has a more visceral edge in the live environment, filling the cavernous Colston Hall.