THE NIGHT & DAY SHOWCASE
THE HEAVY NORTH
Fuzz psych out of Liverpool.
RARE BREED is a Blues and Soul fuelled Rock & Roll band from Greater Manchester that formed out of the ashes of Lovechild and Led by the Lost in 2018. This power trio draw their inspiration from the blues of Robert Johnson and BB King through to Rock and Soul of Jimi Hendrix, Free and Rory Gallagher.
THE MALTHUSIAN TRAP
The Malthusian Trap are an alternative indie band who in a short space of time have become quickly known for their driving beats, catchy bass lines, stand out guitar riffs and lyrical content. A band steeped in musical history inspired by the bands of the Manchester era, rave culture and UK grime.
Their self released debut EP Palpitations was pressed onto vinyl and received acclaim not just for it’s beefy sound but it’s aesthetic design qualities as it was an artistic collaboration with the critically acclaimed street artist Mr Skillmatik.
Ever since bursting onto the scene in Early 2016 The Malthusian Trap have played in virtually every city & town in the UK playing legendary independent venues in the process such as Night & Day, The Jacaranda, Amersham Arms & 229 Venue to name all but a few.
Their sound has been championed by many including blog writers, that public broadcasting company everyone has heard of and minor celebrities but there is no need to brag as the music speaks for itself.
The one thing that is consistent about The Malthusian Trap is that where ever they go they turn heads and for the right reasons. Polished sound, loud but melodic and lyrical content to make you stop and think as much as making you want to dance.
Hailing from Liverpool, gritty Alt-Rock quartet THE GEAR, who formed in May 2017, drop their new single ‘Secret That Lies Behind’ on 1st February 2019, succeeding last June’s debut track, ‘There’s A Place’.
Heavily influenced by old-school masters Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, the young foursome underwent an involuntary hiatus last year after drummer Ben Wall was involved in a life-threatening accident. Having made a full recovery the band are now back on course and putting all their efforts into writing and performing together again, forging ahead with a resolute determination to make up for lost time.
‘Secret That Lies Behind’ is an intense, guitar-driven ear worm, in which Callum Thompson’s sensitive, moody vocals resonate with crystal clarity against a busy backdrop of ballsy riffage and thrashing drumbeats. A rise in tempo accompanied by a crushing guitar solo steal the show, but the impact is maintained through a subsequent deceleration and beautifully-executed melodic flourishes. With hooks and choruses to burn, this pedal-to-the-metal roller coaster of a single seems to fly by in no time, with Thompson’s wailing “Ahhhs” ringing out as the music settles and fades to a close.
This is an impressive, polished composition from an up and coming band who, barely out of their teens, are quickly emerging as one of Liverpool’s best kept secrets. THE GEAR have produced a stellar track here that could provide the breakthrough they so deserve. They have fine-tuned their sound since their last release and if they can maintain this level of quality in their future material, could soon find themselves on a fast track to rock stardom.