7 Mar 2018
Hey Colossus live in Cardiff – Buzz Mag review
HEY COLOSSUS / GUIDE DOG | LIVE REVIEW
The Moon, Cardiff, Sat 3 Mar
For the intrepid adventurer soaked from trudging through the icy slush that has transformed Cardiff city centre into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, arriving at the Moon is like chancing happily upon refuge and sustenance in a warm, cosy cottage – only with beer and noiserock in place of the steaming mug of cocoa and roaring log fire.
The three members of Guide Dog have had quite a journey to get here, too – one that started in the late 1990s and has taken in stints in Robots In The Sky, People In Planes, Tetra Splendour and Cold Specks. Debut LP Lovely Domestic Bliss was released on their own Hi Vis Records imprint last July, and the single Egos With Genitals – not coincidentally the best song of their set – has received radio play from both Bethan Elfyn and Adam Walton.
“Post-grunge” is a tag that the trio have jokingly embraced, but in fact their use of electronic effects and evident disinclination to take themselves too seriously mean that the closest comparison is probably with Future Of The Left. A louder bark and a toothier bite, and Guide Dog might leave a bit more of an impression...
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