First to hit the stage tonight it’s Ethyfield, they have serious potential to be the next big thing to come from Devon. The dynamic trio are from Newton Abbot, just down the road from the Teignmouth hometown of MUSE. Bagging the support slot on this this tour is a stepping stone for the lads as it marks their first UK tour.
And, without further ado, the stage is most definitely hit, as a loud and clear “Hello Bristol!” is heard. With strong vocals from bassist Zach Cornish and harmonies from guitarist brother Ben, plus thrashing on the drums from Dan Aston, the first song of the evening in Sunstroke, taken from the current album In Delirium. Following this, it’s straight into Feed The Dog, an upbeat rock/ metal track from their amalgamated Black Sky CD (made up of their two EPs), which really gets the crowd going. Latest video release The Hunter is up next then the fine tune of Serenity, which allows Ben and Zach to show off some harmonising talent, and Ben also showcases his meticulous guitar solo. All too soon, the last from Ethyrfield this evening is Bitter Wishbone, its meaty, powerful riffs impacting the crowd, who respond with huge applause and a few whistles.
It’s clear from the queue at the band’s merch stand after their set that more than a few new fans were made tonight as a result of their tremendous talent and quietly confident stage presence. This is just the beginning for Zach, Ben, and Dan. If you’re in need of a boost of natural dopamine then the huge sound of Ethyfield can do this! Put them on your ‘to see live’ list if you’ve not already done so.