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Punktastic Live Review: The Bronx Tour Featuring Axis Of

"...their energy and charm even inspires a prompted but effusive singalong moment with the steadily gathering crowd."

Unsurprisingly, on a chilly Tuesday in February, many have chosen to stick to the pub rather than see Northern Ireland’s Axis Of, but the three-piece make sure the few in early attendance are thoroughly entertained. The Portstewart lads are a hard act to pin down, landing somewhere in the middle of the fuzzy grooves of Queens Of The Stone Age, the anarchic riffage of Shapes and the taut post-hardcore dynamics of Jetplane Landing. It may be thanks to the notorious sound of The Underworld, but bassist/chief vocalist Ewen Friers’ four-stringer sounds positively thunderous throughout, as the band romp through cuts from brand new full-length 'Finding St. Kilda' alongside older material. The boys are extremely polite, ensuring to thank the crowd between each number, and their energy and charm even inspires a prompted but effusive singalong moment with the steadily gathering crowd.

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