The ’80s are well and truly alive with Davey Havok and Jade Puget. If you didn’t gather this from their recent AFI efforts, then Blaqk Audio’s ‘Bright Black Heaven’ will seal the deal. Unfortunately, it’s the bit of the ’80s with shit hair and songs comprising vapid lyrical themes and over-tangled synthesised nonsense they’re reviving here. The unapologetically self-indulgent approach is almost admirable initially, but Havok’s wail over the disorganised electro-pop chaos make it little more than farcical. At almost 50 minutes in length, it’s an eyebrow-raiser for all the wrong reasons. Best left well alone.
Loads of super important stuff happeed this week, like All Time Lowselling out Wembley Arena and Gerard Way finally playing a show in the UK. Here are the super unimportant things that wouldn't matter at all if it wasn't for the internet. God bless the internet.
Reading & Leeds day two is go! We're on site at Leeds all weekend and this page is your one-stop shop for all of the photos, videos, reviews and more from Saturday. Big day today: we've got Gerard Way, Deaf Havana,Mallory Knox, Twin Atlantic, Enter Shikari, Brody Dalle, Jimmy Eat World, Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore to come. Phew! Missed the Friday action? Catch up on Friday's review + rolling updates page.