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ATL | 14:02 UK time, Sunday, 5 September 2010

Little Big Tent, Saturday 4th September, 8.45pm

Describe in a tweet: Face melt.

What happened: Brutal, relentless electro, thats what happened - Derry's finest rave-monkeys don't mess about. Little in the way of light and shade, lots in the way of enourmo-breakdowns and brain singeing FX.

Electric Dreams: 'Rise of Ulysses' should come with some kind of warning, blattering as it does a decent sized gathering in the Little Big Tent. There's (what we assume to be) a load of stuff from the forthcoming record which nods to the likes of Underworld 'Rez', Boyz Noize's entire output and the Bloody Beetroots. Think big.

Oh, and it was nice to hear that remix of Gorillaz 'On Melancholy Hill'.

Ants at a picnic: If you're not in the mood, this typa thing could be very, very distressing. There really was no let up (and thats not necessarily a good thing). Also, it was a bit odd how Decky played keyboards in the dark to the side of the stage, while the other two enjoyed full lighting, centre stage. Was he on some kind of naughty step?!

EP rating: 6/10



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