Tinderbox Fest at Summerhall gets 4/5 stars from The List Magazine

Photograph by Istvan Maygar

‘Set in the cavernous Summerhall, colour coded arrows navigate labyrinthine corridors to four main performance spaces, all filled with divergent discoveries. An old lecture theatre hosted a self pegged ‘acquired set’ from Broken Records frontman Jamie Sutherland, who, bereft without his band, used the intimate setting to test new pop friendly material and end with a cover of Bill Fay‘s ‘Be Not So Fearful’. Upstairs multi-instrumental funketeers The Black Diamond Express brought a retro musical touch to the show, duetting with the next act, samba drummers Pulse of the Place, as they lined the balcony above. Up and coming Edinburgh four piece The Dark Jokes‘ energetic performance was a highlight, while fellow capital-dwellers North Atlantic Oscillation‘s glacial, swirling soundscapes hurtled to a rockier, more momentous edge as their set progressed.’….

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