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One of the South coast's premier music venues the Joiners Arms in Southampton plays host to a string of great up and coming bands each week, tonight it is the turn of Glasgow band Yashin who played a successful gig here back in April supporting Glamour Of The Kill, this time they are back with their own supporting cast and the first of these is local Southampton band 'Eight Tide Suicide. They bound on stage with bags of confidence and despite initial problems with their drum set up, they really whip up the crowd with their brand of growling style screamo metal. Lead singer Louis demands that the audience must spill blood on the floor tonight, this nearly happens when a human pyramid is built in the middle of the floor with all the rest of the audience members being urged to crash into it during one of their high paced numbers. This young 5 piece do their best to achieve their goal in warming up the audience for the rest of the night.

Another young band from Southampton 'Forever Can Wait' are up next, the six piece fronted by Tash on vocals power through a faultless set comprising of  guitar driven punk rock numbers including the quality 'Walking on Wasted Time' and 'Childish War'. Their set closer was a special rock version of  MIA's 'Paper Plane' a song made famous by the Oscar winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire', it went down well with the audience who all seemed to join in singing along with the band.

Don Broco arrival on stage is greeted by lots of enthusiasm from the crowd, their killer rifts and endless energy sets them apart from most bands, lead singer Rob cavorts about the stage delivering his vocals brilliantly. A mosh pit is created on the dance floor in front of the stage with sweaty bodies flying around all over the place and they are soon joined by Rob too. They leave the stage after a short powerful set to mass appreciation.

Yashin hit the stage to mass chaos in the mosh pit, the band have certainly made a few fans since their last visit in April and the crowd are right on their side from the start, the six piece including 2 energetic lead vocalists Harry and Kevin pull out all the stops and put on a show or enormous proportions. There was even time for a challenged arm wrestle on the backs of three fans on stage with Rob of Don Broco versus Harry of Yashin which Rob sadly lost, a rematch was demanded at the next gig!! Yashin powered through numbers such as 'Friends in High Places', '1st Rule Of Fight Club' and even a metal cover of 'Everyday' by Britney Spears to prove justified as tonight's headliners.

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