Last week started out badly, with the news on Monday that Carpathian have gone on “indefinite hiatus”. But this wasn’t out of the blue as Martin had alluded to spending most of 2011 in his studio and with the other guys having bands that are starting to take up more time (Hopeless, Warbrain, Colossus) Carpathian might take more of a back seat. Still gutting to know there won’t be any new material for years, seeing as Wanderlust EP had taken them in an direction that had me interested in what they may come up with next.
Maybe it’s the time for breakups, as last week we also lost a very underrated UK band in Ghost of a Thousand, with the Brighton lads calling it a day after 2 storming but overlooked albums. They played punk rock & hardcore and mixed them together to form something that fans of Gallows should have lapped up but I guess didn’t. I’m happy I saw them a few years ago, but a bit gutted now I haven’t seen them in the last 12 months as they toured New Hopes, New Demonstrations so I might try and get down to Hevy Festival now to catch their final show. One thing these guys always did was slay it live.
Album wise I dl’d the new albums from Miles Away and Red City Radio, Endless Roads and The Dangers of Standing Still, the first of which is the type of melodic hardcore I go nuts for, and the second a nice slice of gruff punk rock with touches of Hot Water Music thrown in.
Saw Make Do And Mend play the Borderline on Friday supporting Fireworks. This was their first London show ever and even shorn of 2 members they put on a cracking set. Picked up a great AN varsity-ripoff tee and the vinyl of End Measured Mile while I was waiting.
So all in all a bad start, a good middle and a great end.