California hardcore dudes Trash Talk have set up camp in the UK this month, using it as a satellite for a number of shows and festivals around Europe. Some of those festivals, like Norway's Oya, are a mixed bag of music, with folks like MIA, Pavement, Raekwon and LCD Soundsystem, making Trash Talk a bit more outcast than the more mainstream indie folks they share the stage with. Belgium's Ieperfest is not that. A three day festival headlined by Coverge, Madball and Agnostic Front, Trash Talk fit in that main stage a bit better. Regardless of what type of compadres or audience, however, Trash Talk is a band to see up close whenever possible. But without the typical, easy possibility Trash Talk possibility of singer Lee Spielman front kicking you in the face, the kids at Ierper did a decent job at bringing the usual tinge of violence/fear. They also made a giant hole for a pit in the mud. This shit looks fun. We're into the slow, heavy (Noothgrush, anybody?) opener "Hash Wednesday" as a precursor to 20 songs in thirty minutes. 2 fast 2 furious. Part two after the jump. Lee gets in the pit for that one.
August 25, 2010