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Concert review: SiM, Siamese and Nothing More – Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht – 13-02-2024

Our first Japanese artist concert of this year has been had! Nobody more special than SiM, Silence iz Mine, played as a support act for Texas reigning Nothing More alongside Danish rockband Siamese. As I’ve been a fan of SiM for quite a while I was terribly excited about finally seeing them live.

SiM started in 2002 in the Kanagawa prefecture by lead vocalist MAH, and former bass guitarist KAH and former drummer WAY. Finally ending up in their current line up of MAH (vo), SHOW-HATE(gui), SIN(ba) and GODRi (dr). They released six studio albums since their inception with the last one PLAY DEAD released last september. It reached the 16th position in Japanese charts.

The band has a mixed type of music with their genre called by themselves as Reggae Punk, which MAH also said during the show that some people think it’s kind of weird because they’re Japanese guys making Reggae, Punk, Metal.. But it works really well. So well even that they got to write and perform The Rumbling for the super well known anime Attack on Titan’s season finale.

The show

As SiM wasn’t the headliner of todays show but instead the second opener for American band Nothing More it was no shock that the show was absolutely packed with people. Opening first was Denmark based band SIAMESE. I felt like this band has a lot of potential, with a guy playing the violin the music was awesome and the vocalist is super charismatic. I enjoyed their set and dancing around to them and would love to see them again. I don’t fully remember how many songs they did but you should check them out if you like this type of metal-ish rock music. Their sound is melodic with nice grunting and loud riffs. The vocalist talked about being a refugee and dedicated one of their songs to what’s happening in the wars happening at the moment.

SiM took the stage after them after a quick change of the stage and gosh did they take the stage by storm. I’ve been following SiM since I got to know them through my favorite band Crossfaith so I was more than excited to see them on the agenda for Tivoli Vredenburg and it was my true reason of going to this show.

They came up to the loudest of cheers erupting from the crowd, letting everyone know that it wasn’t just me coming specifically for them.

Setlist
KiSS OF DEATH
HiDE and SEEK
DO THE DANCE
The Rumbling
UNDER THE TREE
Blah Blah Blah
RED
KiLLiNG ME
F.A.I.T.H

Obviously to me 10 songs is far too short but it’s more than others usually get with an opening act. Everyone was dancing, jumping and singing around all through the set and I couldn’t stop moving around myself. The vocalist MAH had a couple of chats and promised that they would be doing a headliner tour in Europe as soon as they were able to. I already know I will be there to cheer them on.

The Rumbling was made for the anime series ATTACK ON TITAN and it was clear that a lot of the people there had watched the show. Singing along loudly with the song when they played it. My favorite of the set might be either Blah Blah Blah or RED.

Please do check out this group when you get the chance because theyre so good live. Next time I hope to be jumping around with the fans instead of on the sidelines though.

NOTHING MORE
I waited to watch this band but I left after the third song also because I had work the next morning but also because they’re not my personal cup of tea. It was fun to watch them and it was obvious that even more people had showed up for them. I can’t say much more than that but they got a lot of amazing cheers from the crowd.

 

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Thank you to the bands and Tivoli Vredenburg for having us.

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