The Irish-born A Burial At Sea made waves in 2018 when, bursting with bombastic creativity, the ‘…And The Sum Of Its Parts’ EP turned the traditionally austere post-rock frown upside down.

More releases followed, and as their popularity grew, A Burial At Sea subsequently spent months on tour in support, playing support shows for And So I Watch You From Afar, and local support shows for Caspian, Tera Melos and This Will Destroy You.

Whilst the band’s penchant for blistering post-hardcore velocity is a welcome presence, newest album ‘Close To Home’ (release February 2024) shows that A Burial At Sea aren’t afraid to turn the volume down as well.

Combining 80s Shoegaze and the tremendous impact of Post-Rock, support MMTH shows that they don’t need words to take the listener on a trip. Their sound is drier than classic post rock: more grooves, more rock with less cinematic and less cliché tremolo guitars. Sure, you will hear those moments but they rely more on contrasts than forcing to create the big moment. They just call it instrumental rock music.

Support Asymmetry plays instrumental, progressive hard rock. Their goal is to make weird music that is still listenable and accessible for everyone. Hard rock is a very general term: all band members are inspired by different musical genres and therefore metal, soft rock and even funk and classical music are detectable in their songs. In 2022 the band released their first EP, In Character. A second project is under construction, with new material which the band will undoubtedly play tonight.