Intense. Committed. Primordial in part, yet peppered with subtle, deft flecks and catches that elevate them way, way above the norm. Every so often, a band breaks loose from the swirling maelstrom of raging rock to claim a place at the head table. Florence Black are just such a band and take to the stage next in an atmosphere that, at the very least, can be described as ‘highly charged’. From the off, the Welsh trio find their jackhammer groove, dishing out granite-hard renditions of Zulu, The Deep End, The Light, and the sublime Sun & Moon from their masterful Weight Of The World album, alongside obligatory Budgie cover Breadfan, to a crowd that just can’t get enough. With minimal dialogue between tracks, the lads leave their music to speak for them, and they’re very much speaking the language of those gathered, judging by the frenzied reaction they’re getting – Florencemania, to coin a phrase! Time constraints unfortunately rein in the set prematurely on this occasion, but, as sure as eggs are eggs, I’ll most assuredly be joining them on their October tour for the full-fat version!