Friday, 2 May 2014

Run Against The Crowd - Varsity - 13th April 2014


Run Against The Crowd are a hard rock band from Plymouth, consisting of Chelsea Smile (Vocals), David Gibson(Guitar), Tim Gulliver (Bass) and Carl Matthews (Drums).

The band kicked off with “Thank You” and despite being a four piece the band have a huge sound with massive riffs.  Chelsea Smile’s voice is quite delicate, like an English accented Taylor Jardine(lead singer of WATIC) backed by the bands swirling guitars, complex bass lines and thunderous drums.


Highlights of the set were aforementioned “Thank You” ; “Cheers ‘en” with its “Come As You Are - Nirvana" lyrically infused chorus/last verse accompanied by massive wall of guitar noise and the incredibly grungy sounding “Brand New”.


The band has grunge inspired rawness about their sound, mixed with an undertow of heavy riffed atmospherics reminiscent of Deftones or Far. Definitely a band to see live if you get a chance.