This is the first night of the tour and the first time Alunah have played live in a little while, but they hit the ground running as they reel off the album with a confident swagger. The album works on record as one piece of flowing music and in the live environment, it works even better.
It’s a head down and deliver the goods sort of performance from the band, less chat, more riffs. That works fine for us and helps in the aforementioned flow of proceedings. ‘Feast of Torches’, ‘Fire Of Thornborough Henge’ and ‘Lugh’s Assembly’ are some of our favourite songs of the year so far and sound just as sweet live as they do on record. The talking in the background of the delicate breeze of ‘Petrichor’ is a little annoying, but that is soon lost when the big riffs come back again!
There’s no point beating around the… forest, Alunah are one of our favourite bands out there. Seeing them in an intimate venue like this playing a corker of an album in full; that’s Friday night well and truly made!