Review: Kassassin Street, The Wedgewood Rooms

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There’s always that unexplainable great feeling of seeing a big crowd stand outside a venue, and at the Wedgewood Rooms it is no exception.

With a charged audience behind the barriers, on stage first are Portsmouth’s very own avant garde duo Curxes, followed by London based alternative rock group Juice. Getting the crowd going at the Wedge, both bands deliver well received performances.

With the main event only minutes away, the crowd stays visibly enthralled for the return of Kassassin Street. As frontman Rowan Bastable and company ascend on to the stage, a roar of applause greets the group. Fresh from recording their first album up in London at Konk Studios, it seems the group have come back to Southsea with a vengeance.

The sound of the new material on display is very diverse, full of intricate and formulaic guitar work, moving drum beats and a vast selection of creative wordplay.

It’s clear to see they’ve truly honed their skills to a tee.