Liverpool Sound City 2009: Vessels, Area, Saving Aimee, Sound Of Guns: Korova/Red Bull Jam Stage

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Sound of Guns and Vessels provide Sound City with two of the loudest sets of the festival.


Mountains. Just mountains.
That’s Vessels. Seven continents of ear-damage injected with the odd flighty weightless flume of liquid love.
Watching two drummers sitting opposite each other while destroying air amid noize akin to warzones is both intoxicating and joyous. Korova is on damage limitation.
They build proceedings by layering colossal debut LP White Fields & Open Devices before freaking out into some post-rock fusion wrecking ball as heads and arms bang walls in unison pleading for more.
by Peter Guy

Vessels: Yuki
Doncaster quartet Area rocked up to the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage to a somewhat bleak audience early on, but managed to conjure up a crowd through their powers of music.
Dishing out punk flavoured indie dabbling in the realms of Arctic Monkeys and The Cribs with an Ian Brown-esque vocal.
Saving Aimee are six lads from Hertfordshire dispensing pop-punk seasoned with electronica.
Audience numbers multiplied bopping to their bubble-gum tracks like ‘Small Talk’. They engaged the giddy audience, sharing banter with some of the emo-clad female members of the crowd – clearly enjoying their time in Liverpool.
Sound of Guns provide straight, tight musicianship, pitch-perfect vocals and anthems big enough to fill the Grand Canyon twice over. Singer Andy Metcalf, belted out uber-anthem ‘Architects’ with the gusto of a seasoned town crier. Sound of Guns never fail to impress and with such tenacity it’s clear to see they are destined for big things.
by Liam Flanders

Vessels: A Hundred Times in Every Direction

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