GIG 260: Terrorvision / Honeycrack / Cecil / Pusherman – Astoria, 17th January 1996

It was Terrorvision time once again. I’d caught them three times before and they were one of the bands that could pretty much guarantee you a great time whenever you saw them. Joining me at The Astoria were Angela, Alex L, and Surfer Boy.

I’d seen all the bands on the bill before apart from Pusherman, who we sadly missed as they were the first band on. Cecil, whom I’d previously seen supporting The Levellers (GIG 235) were very good. I’d thought they were alright when I’d seen them before the previous October but they had really ramped up their game in the last few months and were very good. Honeycrack, whom I’d only seen in December at the Therapy? gig with the riot going on outside (GIG 253) were alright, but – as with the Therapy? gig – were not as good as the opening act.

Terrorvision were gearing up to release their third studio album, “Regular Urban Survivors”, in March but were playing this gig as the first part of a series of NME curated shows called “NME Brat Awards” which all took place at the Astoria over the week. The other shows were headlined by Placebo, Tindersticks, Super Furry Animals, The Flaming Lips and The Cardigans.

Terrorvision were their usual brilliant selves and put on a really enjoyable gig.

After the show Surfer Boy and myself headed to the Double Six Club, which was a late night ‘games club’ in Soho where you could go and play a game. The Independent even ran an article on them back in 1994 so they’d been going for a while. I’d never been before but it was a friends birthday (Richard) so we headed down to the club after the gig and ended up playing a few games to finish the night off.

Terrorvision – Pretend Best Friend
Price: £8.50

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