Glastonbury served up a few excellent performances but I wanted to showcase April Rain. The post-rock band hail from Saint Petersburg in Russia and is the perfect example of the “less is more” approach to post-rock. Often the huge climactic moments in the genre are overblown to the point where it’s a wave of guitar noise that turns into white noise. April Rain stand out for me because they are comfortable leaning into very minimalist riffs, relaxed melodic segments and then letting rip at the perfect moment.
For Glastonbury, April Rain performed a fantastic selection of tracks from across their career and included their 2023 album ‘Undertone’ almost in full too. If you want nearly two hours of sublime post-rock peace, enjoy the live performance below. For more info on all things April Rain, follow them on Bandcamp.
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