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I think they're one of those bands where you probably need to know the songs to enjoy it live. Jay you've said it just sounded like noise cos there was too much going on, I guess if you'd recognised all the different bits of the songs it would have sounded fine. I dunno, maybe not. I thought they were great anyway and so did the two people I was with. 

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I thought the run of Enfilade - Governed By Contagions - One Armed Scissor they finished on in Cardiff (and presumably everywhere else too) was great, but I agree that the sound quality was pretty bad, particularly before those three songs, and was just a noise at times. Don't know how much of it is down to them being on poor form, their sound not being suited to arenas, and them being a support act so everything was set up for Royal Blood and not them. Plus Motorpoint has been shit for sound even for some headline acts I've seen before (The Prodigy springs to mind, was distorted as hell).

Still love them though. Agree with those saying not to judge them based on their performances on this tour, stick Relationship Of Command and the highlights from their other stuff on and you should come round to them, they're a top band.

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Don't wanna read to much into it but they keep tweeting Drake stuff, almost turning in to a fan account. It is a bit weird to keep on sharing stuff on your social media of someone who's never played the festival before right?? They could still be clinging on to the hype he got at reading for 5 minutes this year or it actually come to fruition that he's next years plan.

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4 minutes ago, MIchael_scarn said:

Don't wanna read to much into it but they keep tweeting Drake stuff, almost turning in to a fan account. It is a bit weird to keep on sharing stuff on your social media of someone who's never played the festival before right?? They could still be clinging on to the hype he got at reading for 5 minutes this year or it actually come to fruition that he's next years plan.

Jesus Christ I hope not.

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1 hour ago, Steve1000 said:

ATDI supporting Royal Blood was never a good idea. Should have had Frank Carter or someone 

TBH if I hadn't gone to the Roundhouse too see them...which is a shite venue tbh and didn't see RB at Glastonbury then I'd have gone, I don't agree that ATDI are just a one song act but in general it's not the greatest idea for a support act....but nor is Frank Carter either.

15 minutes ago, MIchael_scarn said:

Don't wanna read to much into it but they keep tweeting Drake stuff, almost turning in to a fan account. It is a bit weird to keep on sharing stuff on your social media of someone who's never played the festival before right?? They could still be clinging on to the hype he got at reading for 5 minutes this year or it actually come to fruition that he's next years plan.

Paramore, FF and Drake would sell.

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Hard to say whether their tweets are alluding to something or not. However, Drake would be a big act for them to get, and if they could I have no doubt they'd book him. Could easily change Kendrick to Drake in all these predictions.

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I think Frank Carters the perfect support act for any meat and potatoes rock band, such an incredible performer and you don't need to know his tunes, I don't particularly like him on record but I'll see him live whenever possible.

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5 minutes ago, Steve1000 said:

I think Frank Carters the perfect support act for any meat and potatoes rock band, such an incredible performer and you don't need to know his tunes, I don't particularly like him on record but I'll see him live whenever possible.

what about a fish and chips rock band? 

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3 minutes ago, SomeoneListeningIn said:

what about a fish and chips rock band? 

I'd say the likes of Mumfords and Snow Patrol fit into that category. They can all do one

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12 minutes ago, Steve1000 said:

I'd say the likes of Mumfords and Snow Patrol fit into that category. They can all do one

I think it was a Brighton joke :P

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 Saw Royal Blood in Birmingham last night as well. Black Honey were good, I think they'll be on the FR stage somewhere next year. As a fan of At The Drive In I can honestly say it was one of the worst things I've ever fucking seen, I know quite a few songs and the only one I could even sort of make out was One Armed Scissor, they could have been playing anything and the sound was shite. It was my third time seeing Royal Blood and they get better every time, at this point they deserve at least a co-headline slot. 

 I did notice Royal Blood are currently touring with the same sort of stage set up as Foo Fighters in America except royal blood have all the lasers. Makes me think they'd be much better in the dark.

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4 minutes ago, Aech said:

 Saw Royal Blood in Birmingham last night as well. Black Honey were good, I think they'll be on the FR stage somewhere next year. As a fan of At The Drive In I can honestly say it was one of the worst things I've ever fucking seen, I know quite a few songs and the only one I could even sort of make out was One Armed Scissor, they could have been playing anything and the sound was shite. It was my third time seeing Royal Blood and they get better every time, at this point they deserve at least a co-headline slot. 

 I did notice Royal Blood are currently touring with the same sort of stage set up as Foo Fighters in America except royal blood have all the lasers. Makes me think they'd be much better in the dark.

I literally couldn’t agree more about last night mate, like I said I’m not a massive fan of ATDI and I thought they were shit. Honey blood were really really good. If Royal Blood don’t get atleast Co-head next year then I’ll be really really shocked.

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21 minutes ago, Will-2609 said:

And if they have Drake rather than Kendrick or Kanye they can piss off.

I can't see why they'd book Drake when he would be such a good booking for the new V fest, and then they can get an act that suits R+L better like Kendrick of Kanye

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1 hour ago, Aech said:

 Saw Royal Blood in Birmingham last night as well. Black Honey were good, I think they'll be on the FR stage somewhere next year. As a fan of At The Drive In I can honestly say it was one of the worst things I've ever fucking seen, I know quite a few songs and the only one I could even sort of make out was One Armed Scissor, they could have been playing anything and the sound was shite. It was my third time seeing Royal Blood and they get better every time, at this point they deserve at least a co-headline slot. 

 I did notice Royal Blood are currently touring with the same sort of stage set up as Foo Fighters in America except royal blood have all the lasers. Makes me think they'd be much better in the dark.

Black Honey played FR this year, they were excellent. Matey I was with thought they were the highlight of his weekend! Think if they're booked again they'd step up a slot, maybe mid-afternoon NME like The Sherlocks this year

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At The Drive-In are great on record. Even though they seem shit live now it shouldn't stop you from listening to them. Relationship of Command is a classic and is really worth a listen.

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21 minutes ago, KingPin said:

Was it busy for Royal Blood last night?

Sold out I think, I know it's the biggest headline show they've ever done because he said on stage. 15,800 capacity so a good amount.

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1 hour ago, Aech said:

Sold out I think, I know it's the biggest headline show they've ever done because he said on stage. 15,800 capacity so a good amount.

Yeah it was sold out, I bought my ticket only a few days before through GetMeIn for an extra tenner.

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I have seen black honey 3 or 4 times at festivals and their own gigs. one of the best  live bands out there purely for the front lady, izzy. she completely holds the audience in the palm of her hand. would love to see them playing mid to upper NME next year, especially if they release their album. absolutely awesome band.

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Just now, RedBalloon said:

I have seen black honey 3 or 4 times at festivals and their own gigs. one of the best  live bands out there purely for the front lady, izzy. she completely holds the audience in the palm of her hand. would love to see them playing mid to upper NME next year, especially if they release their album. absolutely awesome band.

Last night was the first time I’ve seen them, and I met Izzy afterwards and she was really nice tbf. Definitely a good live band 

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5 hours ago, justanothername said:

At The Drive-In are great on record. Even though they seem shit live now it shouldn't stop you from listening to them. Relationship of Command is a classic and is really worth a listen.

Yeah, whatever anyone says about their current live performances, Relationship of Command is a classic album.One of my favourites of all time.

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