Gallows & Trash Talk – The Warehouse – 29/11/09
Trash Talk from California, USA are one of the most intense bands I have seen (and thats a good lot of gigs – ed!) , their full on full pace show is very hardcore. Straight from the off the singer is in the crowd, making people dance, shoving them about, spilling their drinks. Meanwhile the rest of the band are on stage playing like men possessed but also throwing water at the crowd.
The drummer threw a stick at the crowd allegedly hurting a young girl. Frank Carter lead singer from the headline act the Gallows was in the wings watching them and even he became a casualty when one of the guitarists slid into his ribs making him wince in pain.
This must be one of the most manic gigs I have been to… Gallows came on to a massive roar and they went straight into a belting rendition of “Leeches”. Frank soon decided to dive into the crowd and was quickly followed by Laurent and Stephen, complete with their guitars and microphone stands. So we had three mini circle pits going.
Frank had made his way to the sound desk and was standing well above the crowd belting out various songs getting the punters to join in often. He stage dived into the crowd who carried him whilst singing “In the Belly of a Shark”. Frank was all over the place, hanging from the ceiling and climbing pillars. The other two were still playing even though they were being jostled by the crowd, and finally all made their way back to the stage. When “London is the Reason” was played they changed the lyrics to “Scotland is the Reason” which obviously the crowd went wild for.
I noticed at one point that one punter had climbed up to the roof and had damaged a sprinkler which started to leak a bit. I wondered if security would put a stop to the gig because of this. Thankfully they didn’t and the band finished up with Trash Talk (the support band) taking to the stage together. They all sang “Nervous Breakdown” which was a superb ending to a mental and great fun gig. Words and pix fae Ska Dude.