Allusinlove conclude a small run of single release shows in Hull’s hip Dive Bar

First up tonight is The Cartels from Hull who bring their chaotic energy and raucous brand of garage rock to the packed out Dive bar, with the bassist immersing himself into the crowd from the off it’s a welcome blast of pure adrenalin.

London trio Birthmarks create a euphoric wall of sound with heavy, melodic guitars and moody synths that bludgeon us into submission. 

Whereas The Cartels transported us to a sweaty post punk CBGB’s, Birthmarks offer a more controlled menace to their set which is reminiscent of bands performing at the Roadhouse on David Lynch’s Twin Peaks The Return. 

Stark, assured and polished expect to see a lot more from them soon.

Allusinlove are no strangers to Hull having played several times under old moniker Allusondrugs so it’s not surprising that they have filled tonight’s intimate venue with an enthusiastic crowd well aware of how great the band are at putting on a live show. Last years arena tour opening for Skunk Anansie certainly helped harness a solid set list culled mostly from impressive debut album ‘It’s Ok To Talk’.

Blissed out opener and fan favourite ‘Sunset Yellow’ starts with a rumble of bass before those sweet vocals kick in, charismatic frontman Jason practically going from a whisper to a scream as guitars build into a frenzied climax. 

Allusinlove perfectly veer from loud and thrashy to melodic and harmonious, often within the same song.

Latest single ‘Just Like Hell’ is a glorious example of quiet verses exploding into a riotous chorus fuelled along by anthemic drums.

By the time ‘All Good People’ lands, a mosh pit erupts and it’s fair to say tonight all of are a little bit in love with Allusinlove