You Either Get It Or You Don't
The venue was filling up nicely when yourcodenameis:milo took to the stage, and as they were the local boys on the night there were high hopes for the main support on the Biffy Clyro tour.
Although yourcodename had a bigger crowd, their reaction was surprisingly no better than Frank Turner's, and towards the back of the hall there were plenty of people simply standing around waiting for the evening's main event. Further forward there was a more enthusiastic response with tracks from recent album 'They Came From The Sun' being well received, however I expected more given that this was their home turf.
The sound was top draw which allowed for all aspects of their sometimes intense, atmospheric rock to shine through. The trouble is that for those not so familiar with their work, the set looked to be washing over them as it was at times difficult to hold the hooks of the songs in the mind for long. The experimental nature of their music did at least guarantee an interesting half hour, how long it would have stayed that way if they were the headline act is hard to say.
The band are set to play at Download next month and it will be interesting to see how they go down there as it seems for many they're an acquired taste.