Have a ‘roarsome’ time this weekend

Modus Vivendi
Modus Vivendi

ALTERNATIVE rousers Modus Vivendi will reunite on stage this Friday evening, with a date at Wolverton’s Craufurd Arms.

The experimentalists originally graced the scene back in 2003, so this could be considered as a special anniversary show to boot.

When they first started out they wanted to make a unique, refreshing sound.

Doesn’t everyone say that?

The difference with Modus is that they came good – they promised spiky, dischordant, raw guitars, colossal drums and aggressive basslines and lots of aggression, and that’s what we got.

Can they still cut it?

Are One Direction dirge?

Support is coming from tipped duo Reporters who have just cut loose their debut mini-album Life isn’t Televised.

Less is more with their material which is stripped back to basics and quietly crafted.

It’s good stuff – check out the video for The Feud over on Youtube, but more importantly go see John and Dan tomorrow evening.

Making good for the rest of the bill will be the lo-fi deliveries of Repetition and Forgery, and singer-songwriter Holm.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are a fiver.

FORGET raw power, the vibe is all roar power on Saturday night, when Lionsex dig their claws in for a long overdue show in the area.

As 2012 wound down, the band issued their second album Get Evolved, and they’ve been busily making fans for their ferocious live shows.

Kerrang! scribe Steve Beebee is a convert: ‘Lionsex play a brand of tainted sleaze rock so low slung and unholy that it picks up bit of glass and the odd shattered heart as it slides along,’ he wrote/

‘...also proves that independent music doesn’t have to sound like someone chucking the entire contents of their kitchen into a metal grinding machine.’