St Buryan (Meet the North Festival)
Bringing one of the largest crowds to Meet the North, local 5 piece indie lads St.Buryan needed to captivate the audience from the word go...
So it’s just as well that they have the tunes to meet expectations.
Showcasing most of their rewritten and re-recorded ‘White Noise’ EP, St Buryan play the type of inspired guitar-driven pop music which looks for, and always finds, undeniable hooks.
Frontman Ben Mackett and backing vocalist Natahn Gooch were both in fine shape that afternoon, working hard to hit notes indicative of pop’s finest melodies.
Whereas Mackett uses his vocals in a deliberate, almost gentle, approach; Gooch provides undeniable effort and energy.
Driven by a propeller of a backbeat from sticksman Rhys Mellhuish, ‘In the rain’ is tonight’s highlight. Interplaying vocal parts with a precise pop melody (‘maybe you’ll fall to peices, maybe you’ll go insane’) Rain is a delight to hear.
4 years since it’s first outing, could White Noise 2.0 help find the St. Buryan’s even larger crowds? let’s hope so.
Photography by Damian Robinson