Big-ass Battle of The Bands: Hard Rock Rising Part II

Up on stage first are piano-driven instrumental rockers Our Black Dolphins, fully adorned in appropriate black, with a very striking forefront of members David and Julian wielding an electric violin (black) and keytar (also black) respectively. They dive right into their original ‘Skyscape’, drowning the space in a blitzkrieg of symphonic rock and pop-sensible lines, reminiscent of acts like SENS and Muse. There’s a sense of disparity between them and the following acts, given the nature of a “sans vocals” band, but the guys pull out a haymaker in their second number, a cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy The Silence’ proving that instrumental bands can indeed stand amongst other genres. Full review here.