Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Biffy's Singalong Kings Are a Delight for Clyro Maniacs

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Biffy's Singalong Kings Are a Delight for Clyro Maniacs

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Byline: JON FLETCHER

ROCK Kerrang! 2007 Tour Astoria

THE SINGALONGS may have been reserved for headliners Biffy Clyro, but the star of this final show of the Kerrang! 2007 Tour was a slightly overweight balding guy with a dodgy knee. Matt Caughthran, of LA punk rock grunters The Bronx, transformed a crowd underwhelmed by the first two bands into a maelstrom of flailing limbs and guttural roars.

The show kicked off in late afternoon, and Californian openers I Am Ghost were always going to suffer from the early start.

The overblown intensity of frontman Steven Juliano's vocal assault drew attention only to his failure to fill the void.

The Audition suffered a similar fate. The clarity of singer Danny Steven's vocals was lost, his group's canned emo euphoria sounding sterile and flat.

The Bronx were a stark contrast, both in appearance and style. With his expanding belly encased in a white vest, Caughthran looked more Dad-rock than punk rock. …

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