In a genre where the average lifespan of a band will probably not surpass 3 years, there is many bands that deliver for a short period of time, only to subsequently fade away into eternal oblivion quickly thereafter. In "This Thing Of Ours", the true greatness of a band is measured by factors that very much differ from today's mainstream music industry and culture. In hardcore - among a multitude of other factors - it's sustained dedication in the broadest sense of the word, combined with hard labour in the absence of any financial outlook, lyrical content, relentless touring, consistent live performance, a solid & evolving discography and REAL authenticity on and off-stage that somehow results in generating a level of personal significance for an audience that sets certain bands apart in the long run. If you were around in Belgium at any time during the past 2 decades, you would know that all these attributes apply to @thesetupkills.
Make sure to catch TSU (2002-2019) on their last show tonight at @ieperfest and come pay tribute to a band who - unaffected by short-lived trends - undoubtedly carved their legacy into European hardcore history. .
Pic by @famooze. Rote Flora, Hamburg (DE), 2013.
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