I’ve seen these guys twice so far; once at The Soundhouse supporting The Common Cold, that influenced this piece of writing, and another time at Glastonbudget. They always deliver.
Check out this extract from my live review at The Soundhouse in May.
“Fivehead, like a drunk performance artist, place themselves in a juxtaposition between serene, blissful sound and chaotic industrialism…
… Haunting synthetic sounds contrast light, nursery rhyme percussion. The obscurity of sound I met with equal efforts by the visuals, as they swell and move in unison as though the ensemble as a whole is one musician with one instrument; an imaginative child caught in the rhythm of a dystopian Scalextric set. Besides the regular rock-band musicians, they have two extra members in balaclavas, jittering about on random synth and percussion instruments, or simply fanning around the stage like a dancing flame. Melody and key, though elemental, are shattered like glass under this band’s framing, as they place noise and sound manipulation at the forefront of their musical identity.
Their last song was a lot heavier than their previous pieces (which says a lot about the song), using a darker melodic drone and key than previous endeavours. Almost flamenco in its sound, just, flamenco on a meth comedown, closing with an breakdown heavier than some metal bands I’ve seen, and a marching-band snare roll to close the curtain on their apocalyptic theatre.”
Listen to their first EP, How To Bombproof Your Horse, below