The Unicorn pub is an endless source of free shows of all genres. Sometimes the shows are not great, and sometimes you walk in on a show that makes you remember why live music is a cosmic gift from the universe.
Three men in a van drove all the way from Guernsey to make their Unicorn debut and despite having slept in the back of their automobile for several days in the dead of the British winter, they put on a show better than any other opening act could dream of.
Lord Vapour sound like the 70s making out with your girlfriend, except they are much tighter. But seriously, if you want the perfect example of a band sounding even better live than on tape then check these guys out. If Kyuss got into a time machine, raided an 80s Target and then zoomed forward into the present you would have the pounding drums, licked out fuzz and paisley infused vocals of this band.
A special mention goes out to the fact that they have a brand new song about the Mighty Boosh called “Through the Door of Kukundu” that promises at even better things to come from Lord Vapour. Even more impressive if you consider that their new album “Mill Street Blues” was released only this year.
Landskap unloaded their souls onto the stage of the Unicorn and offered the contents to a swaying crowd. Singer Jake Harding clung to the microphone stand as waves of organ and stripped down guitar filled the room with an atmospheric heaviness.
The band make good use of dynamic range and rhythmic diversity within the structure of their songs, resulting in a hypnotic live show that sucks you into a world of nostalgic darkness. Check out their 2016 album “III” if you want to hear more.
“Oh my God, STUBB! I can’t believe I’m watching Stubb!” was exclaimed by several crowd members as the headline band humbly took to the stage. Stubb have become underground icons of the London scene and played with some of the best stoner acts around.
The trio powered up a set filled with groove fuzzier than a wizard’s beard and put on a show that would have filled a venue ten times bigger than the glorified cupboard that is the Unicorn with their presence.