When I want to photograph the release show for the excellent Mountains Under Oceans I also caught Lifelines supporting them.
They were loud, aggressive and they had a couple of cool boxes to stand on. No scrims thankfully because those are the worst. So by and large, thumbs up from me.
I’m not a massive fan of the word “scene” when it comes to music. It’s not obvious what it really means in the context of underground music in 2015. Is your scene your city? The bands you sound like? Your country? The world? Your Facebook group? The people who actually come to your shows? The ones who buy records? The ones who click like?
Who knows? Who even cares. It’s simply a semantic argument about what support matters most. In fact, all that matters is support. Which is why the likes of “launch shows” are so important.