The Valhalla Music Venue crackled with the frenetic energy of a mad scientist’s laboratory on fire, and at the helm of this tumultuous sonic storm stood How To Human, a motley crew of sonic anarchists hailing from the desolate reaches of Wellington. With Lars Von Espy wielding his guitar like a weapon forged in the fires of rebellion, Joe Fogarty unleashing blistering riffs that cut through the thick haze of anticipation, Si Randall’s bass reverberating like the pulse of a fevered heartbeat, and Joe Gilmartin pounding the drums with the primal fury of a man possessed, they were a force to be reckoned with.
As the lights dimmed and the crowd erupted into a cacophony of cheers and screams, How to Human took to the stage like conquering heroes returning from battle. With Von Espy’s vocals soaring and snarling through the smoky air, each word dripping with equal parts venom and vulnerability, they tore through their set with the reckless abandon of men possessed by the spirit of rock ’n‘ roll itself.
How to Human proved themselves to be masters of their craft, weaving a tapestry of sound that was equal parts chaos and beauty. And as the final notes of their encore faded into the night, leaving nothing but the echo of their primal scream lingering in the air, it was clear that in that moment, they were not just a band, but a force of nature unto themselves 😎🥰🤘