19 Jan 2016

Turn up the Volume reviews Hey Colossus live in Ghent

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Charlatan, Ghent, Belgium – 14 January 2016

These six-piece strong British underground noisemakers who are testing people’s ears
for some time now hit my hometown last week and left us all with a memorable exorcistic hangover afterwards. Last August the band released their second album RADIO STATIC HIGH in only 7 months after sharing IN BLACK AND GOLD with the world earlier on. Their ninth LP in 12 years. Take notes, bloody Radioheads of this world, you lazy rich bastards. Now, first something you really should now about frontman Paul Sykes.

He’s dressed like a modern middle class employee. Nice black shirt & matching trousers. An average young married father of three with a clean haircut sipping politely – from the glass! – wine during the whole set. Beware. The tall man’s looks and behaviour are only a clever camouflage to avoid being arrested by the merciless Secret Demons Haunting Police at midnight when he goes out for another walk to howl like a hurt wolf somewhere in a scary slum, between the dustbins and the garbage. He also wants his wife to believe he’s at an overseas management congress with his boss when he actually is barking madly in a venue in Belgium while his friends generate nasty knockout riffs and turning them into heavy, restless drones…

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