Review: The Bronx, Rescue Rooms
Deciding to temporarily hang up their Mariachi outfits and move back towards their original hardcore punk rock concoction, the US quartet returned to Nottingham last night to show there was still life left in the Bronx machine.
Wildman vocalist Matt Caughthran was back on vocals as they tore into their set, with their freshest release The Bronx IV already familiar with the assembled throng.
New jams such as the Ramones-esque Ribcage were received in the same vein as live favourites False Alarm and Six Days a Week.
Having built up a deserved reputation as a solid live act, the four-piece were able to capitalise on this with pure energy and craziness.
Matt Caughthran spent the majority of the set mingling with the sweat soaked masses as they bounded through new and old tracks.
With strong crowd interaction, the quartet made the already intimate venue feel like a punk rock pub show.
They closed the set with the angst filled anthem History Stranglers.
Although their material has moved in a more melodic direction, the LA noisemakers have not lost any of their intensity.