def sleeveDef Goldblum

Nottingham Maze, Nottm,

2nd August 2015

Christopher Lloyd heads into The Maze to witness new Nottingham rap-metallers bring the noise.

Def Goldblum are a four-piece ‘rap / rock’ band hailing from Nottingham, who make a surprisingly awesome noise.

Despite only having a very limited amount of time on a tiny stage today to make their point  (it was a many band fund raiser) yet they nailed it with a set that was full of promise.

Initially starting out in life as a covers band, they realized they had much more to offer and started penning their own music.

The short set was rammed full of original tracks, laden with monstrous riffs and stupendously fast rhymes from front man Duke Zero-One. The room may have been a small one but the energy level was through the roof, no one could escape the triple whammy of metal, rap and sweat. Lots of sweat.

There was a cover thrown in at the end, not through choice so much as through the speed at which they tore through the main set, so they ended with a cover of Public Enemy’s seminal track ‘Bring The Noise’, ending a surprisingly great set with a totally apt classic.


You can find out more from Def Goldblum by checking out their facebook page Facebook page, and you can  also listen to and download their debut EP from their Bandcamp page.

All words by Christopher Lloyd. More writing by Christopher on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive.

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Christopher Lloyd is 46 and based in the West Midlands. He discovered a passion for music journalism when he was fifteen after getting a family member to blag him tickets to see Nirvana, but only if he wrote about it. This eventually led to him finding a love of writing and photography, his writings have been published in many local newspaper chains, drowned in sound and NME. He once released an abysmal charity 7". Of his various, and quite frankly bizarre claims to fame, his favourite is that he once ended up shopping for cheese in a Manhattan deli with Luciano Pavarotti.


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