The Luminaire in Kilburn is decked out with painted signs reading 'shut up, no one paid to listen to you talk to your pals.' It's an interesting slant on crowd control especially when joined by the plasmas advertising upcoming gigs and t-shirts for sale. From the sofa along the wall, watching the plasma is akin to a very large front room with surround sound. From the floor, the feeling is a very intimate venue with questionable acoustics.
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Union Sound Set release their new album Start/Stop. Formally known as Prego the band decided to change their name due to some various line-up changes. Something that might please many of their old fans is that many of the tracks you hear on Start/Stop were actually written whilst the band were performing under the name Prego, Frontman Edd explains the need for a name change "Most of the songs were written under the name Prego, Union Sound Set was about giving ourselves as five guys an identity that was ours and ours alone, and gave the band a new lease of life and a fresh emphasis." It's apparent that each of the members have a wide range of influences and it's evident through their playing/performing. The new single Cause And Resolve starts off sounding similar to a something that could be found on one of Bloc Party's albums but that all changes when the singing and bass come into play. Though the guitars and bass sound a little scrappy the chorus is a real saving grace.
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