I arrive in time to catch the penultimate act. Accessory are slick, confident and catchy as hell. They also have a wry and wicked sense of humour, mocking fans for not liking music if it hasn’t been manufactured by the ‘big’ names in EBM!
They’re aggressively upbeat, the very model of German industrial – pounding beats, snarled vocals and easy on the melodies! They build an immediate rapport with the audience that helps create a fantastic experience. For me, this is the perfect start to Infest, so all credit to Accessory for a brilliant introduction to festivities!
We’re graced with tracks from the new album, and they growl through an upbeat anthem of sparkling electronica. “It’s about… us!” he proclaims to a very engaged audience, already intrigued by the new material. Deftly, they reintroduce classics like “Waiting To Be Born” and are met with heartfelt cheers, building to an awesome climax.
I love festivals in the North – when they pause to cheer the crowd on with shouts of ‘England’, a vocal minority chants “Yorkshire!” back at them! The People’s Republic remains independent! Personally, I’m loving the Beastie Boys samples in the mix during “I Am Yours”, and it all builds up to the dancefloor smash classic EXTERMINATE ANNIHILATE DESTROY! As an inflatable Dalek is lobbed around the surging crowd, the mood is one of elation – a fantastic end to the first Infest night!