Frank Carter’s diehard punk spirit made him the most famous ginger-haired, heavily tattooed lead singer on the scene. But he and his brother Steph have now both left Gallows, giving the band opportunity to start afresh with Wade MacNeil, formerly of Alexisonfire, on lead barking duties. On the strength of last year’s self-titled album (recorded without Frank) the band’s incredible vitriol still flows as freely as sweat from a headbanger’s pores.
Supporting them are poppier, but no less energetic, Anglo-Norwegian four-piece Carnival Kids, while at the bottom of the bill are the brilliant Hoax. The last London gig from this Massachusetts outfit was one of the most intense and bodily-fluid-soaked shows Time Out have ever experienced – and we’ve been in the crowd at One Direction. You have been warned.