IDIOM + SMOKING HEARTS (CO-HEADLINE) + THE BASTARD SONS + UTOXATOR
IDIOM + SMOKING HEARTS (CO-HEADLINE) + THE BASTARD SONS + UTOXATO
“…In the blink of an eye Idiom can change from a laid back sound cruising along with the likes of Incubus then blasts into RATM-esque screams with a metal edge…” – Rockbeast.com
DIY quartet of mental-as-anything males from the South West. On a mission is to bring down the house. Every house!
Already shared stages with DevilDriver, 36 Crazyfists, Skindred, (Hed) PE, Aiden, Young Guns, InMe, Bring Me the Horizon, From Autumn to Ashes and Exit Ten … PHEW! Plus appearances at The Bulldog Bash, Blood Stock and Aeon Festivals, not to mention self-releasing an acclaimed debut EP ‘Sideshow’ on Dirt Track records.
Listed in Rock Sound’s ‘101 Bands To Watch 2008’ with a high-octane brand of old skool metal with new skool style. A bit of RATM, a bit of Pantera, a bit of Incubus, and a hreo band in Soulfy – gotta be a winner, really.
“…I thought the riffs were brilliant. It’s really refreshing to hear a British band doing something a bit different…” – Charlie Simpson, Fightstar
“…One of the most brutally dynamic and forward thinking metal acts in the UK today. This band truly have what it takes…” – Rock Sound
Graceful is definitely not a word to describe THE SMOKING HEARTS.
Live shows inevitably conclude with a smashed guitar and drum kit sprawled across the stage.
It’s not uncommon to find half the band playing in the crowd while singer Ben Mills is at the back of the venue, either on the bar or hanging from the rafters.
They’re your soundtrack to every good night out ever.
“… their brand of Valient Thorr or Zeke-esque guitar-mangling marks them out as worthy contenders to take Gallow “Kings Of British Punk crown.” 4/5 NME
“boasting enough power to raise the dead and begs to be blasted at neighbour-bothering levels – KKKK” – Kerrang!
“…the soundtrack to the drunkest, wildest party you’ve ever been to” – 8/10 – Big Cheese