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Live: Deafheaven @ London Birthdays – 30 October 2013

October 31st, 2013

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Earlier this year, Deafheaven released their second album, Sunbather. It received top marks on this site – something not many albums get. This gig in a basement in Dalston is the first time they’ve played in the capital since its release. Thrash Hits were there in force.

Pre-gig meal: Psychic Burger at the venue. Of course we’ll eat a hipster burger before we watch a hipster metal band in east London. It’s delicious and recommended. Hipsters know what they’re doing. Sierra Nevada in the fridges as well. Well done, Birthdays.

6 things we learnt watching Deafheaven in Dalston…

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