Thu, 01 Feb|
USW Presents: Indie Gig Night with Crystalline, The Rivers & Platoon - Newport
Time & Location
01 Feb 2024, 19:30
Newport, 14 High St, Newport NP20 1FW, UK
About the event
USW Indie Gig Night with Crystalline, The Rivers & Platoon
Founded in 2017, Welsh rock quintet Crystalline have an undeniable knack for finding balance between intensity and softness, and have created a brand of alternative rock that floats between the pace and vibrancy of pop, the anthemic enormity of rock, and the poetic delicacy of famed singer-songwriters.
With early single 'Sweet Tooth' putting the band on the map of Welsh rock music and drawing attention from Planet Rock and BBC Introducing, Crystalline quickly built up a burning momentum that could only be halted by a world-stopping pandemic, which saw line-up changes and a subsequent shift in direction. Returning anthem 'Learn To Live Again' floated the band effortlessly back into the fold in 2022, before the self-affirming 'I Am Enough' broke new ground with a reignited power and confidence, becoming the band's biggest track to date with over 30,000 streams on Spotify.
The band’s debut EP ‘Charms & Smiles’ released September 2023, showcasing an exciting blend of atmospheric electronic pop, hard-hitting rock and powerful emotive vocals through 4 polished, well-crafted tracks. The attitude packed 'Narcissistic Egotist’ and determined ‘Move On’ (both of which picked up BBC Radio One airplay courtesy of Alyx Holcombe) set an intense pace early on, ahead of sparring duet ‘Violet Room’ which sees Dan Ross joining vocalist Eva on vocal duties in the EP’s climax. ’Never Forget’, a re-working of one of the band’s earliest songs, offers itself as a grandiose curtain closer through brooding, tense verses and ringing, open choruses, as the band return to their classic rock roots with guitar work in the vain of Hendrix, Slash and other greats of the genre.
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Thursday the 1st of February 2024
USW Presents: Indie Gig Night
Le Pub, Newport
£6 / 7.30 / 16+