The Agonist – The Garage, London – 19th March 2015


Things haven’t gone smoothly for The Agonist’s latest tour. It was originally supposed to be supporting Otep but they pulled out so The Agonist took over as headliners and brought a couple of other bands along on the tour. Last time they played in London the Garage was only around half full, but tonight it’sThings haven’t gone smoothly for The Agonist’s latest tour. It was originally supposed to be supporting Otep but they pulled out so The Agonist took over as headliners and brought a couple of other bands along on the tour. Last time they played in London the Garage was only around half full, but tonight it’s even worse – the gig has been moved to the far smaller venue upstairs – a venue so small that when you go to the toilet you have to duck to avoid the bassist or guitarists instrument as you squeeze past the stage. Sadly even with the move upstairs the venue isn’t full – at most there are only around 50 people there to see the bands – a pretty depressing turnout when the bands playing have travelled from Canada, Israel and the Netherlands. First up tonight is Dutch metal band Selfmachine. The bass player uses a 6 string bass, so you know this isnt just simple run of the mill metal – it’s a bit more complex musically than that. Vocals are mainly the shoty/growly style but there are also some clean vocals. While they were good, it just didn’t really appeal to me, […]

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