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Field gaze Furrow; REVIEW.

Furrow and Pacify,y Central Station, Wrexham, Nov 26 THERE were three bands playing in Wrexham's Central Station on Monday evening.

The first, Wrexham's Pacify, were very r young. With just guitar and drum, they snarled their way through a post punk maze of The Stooges and Ikara Colt in accomplished style. There were moments where they lapsed into generic echoes of The Enemy or a Liam Gallagher drawl, but being so youthful, time is well on their side. When they pulled it off, which if difficult to do with such a small set up, they did so with aplomb.

Next, the evening's masterclass. Furrow were mix of bass, pedals, sampler, loops and drums. For a sound that was immediately identifiable as straight up punk, there was a wealth of influences - from 80s hardcore to shoegaze - on display.

Hailing from the village of West Felton near Oswestry, the duo call it field gaze. That, for the uninitiated, was a mix of looped atmospherics and punk which often lurched wonderfully into primal barrages of needle in the red, spit-and-bile noise.

The group only started in January of this year. In that time they have morphed into a loud and brash beast. Their confidence, compared to shows earlier in 2012, has grown. But they managed to display this without ironing out the creases that make Furrow so immediate and exciting. Like The Fall at their most tuneful and abrasive, they seemed at times untouchable.

The lead singer of the third band was wearing a beret.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Nov 30, 2012
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