Hyro Da Hero is heavy enough for us to feature him on Thrash Hits, right? That’s a rhetorical question, by the way. It wasn’t a request for people to go debate it in the comments or anything. Anyway, he’s got the more-than-excellent Marmozets playing in support of him on his UK tour, and given that we’ve expressed our love of that band on more than one occasion, we figured this was more than enough reason to make sure Gary Wolstenholme was on hand to photograph the whole shebang when it rolled into Sheffield.
…and then we saw Gary’s photos of Astroid Boys. We’ll admit that we hadn’t heard of them before this point, so we turned to Google to give us some bare-bones basics about the band, and a taste of their music, to aid us with our pithy and entirely nonsensical photo comments. Then we heard some of their music, threw up our hands in defeat at the idea of coming up with any kind of justification for their inclusion on our site beyond the bleedingly obvious excuse of “they were playing at a show we covered”, and just wrote a load of stupid photo captions about them before going back to bed.
Hyro Da Hero @ Sheffield Corporation - 10 February 2012 c/o Gary Wolstenholme
We decided the best way to wipe our mind clean was to watch the interview we did with Hyro Da Hero at Download Festival last year. We were gatecrashed mid-interview by Wes Scantlin from Puddle of Mudd, but it all worked out well in the end. Under no circumstances should it be implied that Wes Scantlin was under the influence of something or other during this interview. Most definitely not.
You’ve still got time to catch this tour, if our pithy commentary on it so far hasn’t put you off by now. You can check out the remaining dates on the poster below – we’re sure you can get tickets from all the usual outlets for roughly the same amount of money, although you’ll probably have to pay a quid or so extra in London because, y’know, for some reason we have to pay over the odds for flippin’ everything in this town, despite the fact that any explanation of wealth inequalities between different areas of the UK doesn’t seem to have any impact on ticket prices in other areas of lesser/greater personal incomes. We guess this is probably the wrong place to raise these concerns, but hey, it’s Saturday and the more we write about this, the more irritated we got. SORRY.