Preview: Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Brighton Dome

Wednesday 28th October 2015

Brighton Dome Concert Hall

8pm, £23.50

Godspeed You! Black Emperor formed over 20 years ago in Montreal, Canada. Initially a trio for their first release, they have expanded in size to be more akin to an orchestra than a traditional rock group. Being one of the pioneers of instrumental post-rock, they incorporate classical instruments into a rock sound that is cinematic in scope. This is often backed by stunning visuals at live shows that really enhance their sound.

After a 10 year hiatus to pursue side projects, the band regrouped to release their fourth album in 2012. They returned with Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress, which was released earlier this year.

On record and in particularly live there really aren’t many bands out there that sound like Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The Dome should be a fitting venue for this fantastic live act that can go from gentle to the apocalyptic in the space of the same song.

By Simon England

The Verse Staff

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