Muncie Girls : Exeter Lost Weekend Festival : Live Review : Louder Than War
Exeter Lost Weekend Festival
Lost Weekend festival is a new Exeter event that in it’s first year saw packed venues and panels in a hugely successful launch that brought in outside names like Public Service Broadcasting and Don Letts but also put the spotlight on a thriving local scene.
Muncie Girls are one of those Exeter bands that underline the diversity of the city. Born out of the punk/lo fi/post hardcore scene that has always thrived here around the excellent Cavern club the band have that whiff of America about them as the delver highly personal and powerful songs about love, life and emotional spree over an insanely tight backbeat.
The three piece use all the economy of their sound with the razor sharp twin guitars slashing off eachother and the excellent metronome drumming really at the fore cranked by the perfect mix through a great PA and into the faces of the tightly packed venue.
It may be a much trodden path but when music like this is played by a band that drips, talent, imagination and angular energy like this then it is still really special. With the melodic nous of Sleater Kinney and the machine like angularity of Fugazi somehow combined Muncie Girls are a thrilling and enthralling live act who have the songs, the power and the energy to make a genuine big impression.