The Amity Affliction is certainly the band of the night for me, and my sentiments seem justified by the reaction of the audience, half my age.
This is a very vulnerable time of year for sufferers of mental health issues, and suicide sees a marked increase over Christmas and New Year. So the help provided by The Samaritans is invaluable, especially over this period.
With the band Defekt Defekt it is 1977 all over again, although sometimes they sound a little experimental as well. They hail from Germany and are based around Andreas Wolfinger: Voc, Guit, Bass, Tim Shapland: Voc, Guit, Bass and Benno Patzer: Drums. Even though from Germany, the trio has styled themselves in the very British Punk genre.