INHEAVEN, The Big Moon & Vant have barely had time to note the change in seasons this past month. The three acts have been on the rotating headline DIY ‘NEU’ tour, which has seen them play at venues all over the UK on 11 separate dates. On October 14th, each band brought their sound to Camden’s small but mighty venue, Dingwalls.
The mysterious INHEAVEN opened the final night’s festivities. The band have only played a handful of solo shows – this being their first full tour – but this clearly didn’t phase the four-piece. They made their way through debut single ‘Regeneration’ with tenacious skill. Whilst the space in front of the stage was packed, fans views at the back of the venue were not obscured – they were able to get their hands on a free INHEAVEN band fanzine at the merch stand.
Next up were four-piece London band The Big Moon. Having previously played The Great Escape Festival, ready to set off for New York, and due to support The Vaccines on their 2015 tour; these girls are currently eclipsed with opportunity and support. Ponytails were a-swinging and drinks were a-sippin’ as they blasted their way through ‘Eureka Moment’, ‘The Road’, a cover of Madonna’s ‘Beautiful Stranger’, and their superb single ‘Sucker’.
Closing the night were London-based Vant, who are well versed in venting via belting guitars and deafening drums. Frontman Mattie encouraged fans to move forward to fill the space in front of him, and within seconds any gaps were filled by moshers eager to dominate the empty floorboards. The band thrashed their way through ‘Parasite’ and ‘Parking Lot’, whilst Mattie broke the boundaries between stage and dance floor, jumping alongside moshers and letting them on stage throughout the set.
Ultimately, Dingwalls held the sound of three ambitious, promising acts on Wednesday night; and those who heard the sounds of INHEAVEN, The Big Moon & Vant are fully aware of how privileged they are to have see them in a small, illustrious venue like Dingwalls.