That Not So Silent Forest

If a tree fell in a silent forest and there wasn’t really anyone there to hear it would it still make a sound ??

Damn straight it would !!  A big fucking sound with pounding drums and swirling geeetars and all that wordy shit that I’m no good at !!  That’s a wee bit like this evenings scenario in Hoots up here in the Highlands of Scotland.  A Sunday night and This Silent Forest came to let us hear the musical bits and bobs from their new album Indivision.  Nobody came out to play to this Inverness gig.

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They scared some people at the soundcheck – there was word of them being a bit loud.  “Oh they’re very loud you know” and “I’m sorry I can’t hear a word you’re saying” “Ahhhhh my ears are bleeding” were phrases bandied about while Robin Abbott played a blinder of an acoustic set in support.

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Loud ??  What the fuck ??  Rock n Roll People ?  That’s why there’s a stage and a PA – it’s not supposed to be quiet.  It wasn’t and I’m glad.  It was simply stunning – other opinions are, as always, available but for me that was a great 50 mins of powerful rock from a band that really really deserved to be playing to a far bigger crowd tonight.  A poor turnout even for a Sunday.  Bugger !!  You’d better all have notes from yer mum.  No other cameras kicking about either – bizarrelly.  Oh well. Hopefully my wee collection will do the evening justice………..as always more can be found HERE and HERE

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