It seems Black Peaks have taken some influence off Heck and get things moving as frontman Will ploughs into the crowd and kick starts an intrigued crowd into a pit. They throw in old track Closer To The Sun early on which really embraces their more unhinged sound. You can see how they’ve flourished since, especially when they kick into hard hitters like Hang Em High. It’s easy to see how their songs could easily carry over stadiums – they’re monumental. As per, their set feels fluid and their impressive performance is tight. As they end on hit Glass Built Castles it sends the crowd into mania as voices boom and fill the room.
By the end of the night they’ve covered the entire venue like a marathon, throwing themselves off amps, tables and people. One point sees a table thrown around and a pit assemble around it, a chair go for a crowd surf along with some questionable stage diving. Not once during the night did the crowd tire or want it to stop at all. It’s been a great night for British rock, each band has truly grown into their own and ruled the show.
Heck & Black PeaksClwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff - September 15th 2016.
Photographer: Nadine Ballantyne - www.nadineballantyne.com