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May '09

Loverman On Line Review in Dazed & Confused

For a night of such anticipation, it gets off to a surprisingly shaky start. A Grave with No Name play the kind of flaccid, fuzzy rock which is liable to pass through ears and be lost without trace, consigned to the psychological landfill of forgettable music. Ending their performance with an adolescent guitar-flinging contest doesn’t improve their relationship with a disinterested crowd, who seem more keen on occupying the lush ICA bar. Things look up as apocalyptic garage-rockers Loverman, tear through a brutal 20-minute set, aided by a compelling frontman whose voice can switch from doom-laden moaning to throat-shredding screaming with terrifying ease.