esOterica, Magnet, Berlin (DE)
Lineup Laid: Dan (voc, g) – Til (g) – Mikka (b) – Rocco (dr)
Lineup esOterica: Tobias (voc) – Matthew (g) – Bari (g) – Laura (b) – Luke (dr)
The opening band was a local band from Berlin, they sounded like a high school band to me, although the singer could sing really well. His voice reminded me of Kurt Cobain, In Utero-era.
esOterica is a band from the UK, for lovers of bands like HIM, A Perfect Circle and Tool. So they say. This may explain why there was a Tool cd playing in the club before the concert. Apparently they were recently supporting HIM at a sold-out concert at Hammersmith Apollo in London. Playing in Berlin in front of 30 people must have been a huge difference for them, but I guess that’s what happens when you play for the first time in a country as a newcomer band. As for the music, since I’m not a big fan of the HIM style, I won’t comment on it. The band had a good stage presence though, and worth listening to was the song “Don’t rely on anyone”.