WL14 reviews: Cousins @ The Garrison – Feb. 16, 2014
By Tom Beedham
Cousins @ The Garrison for WL14 – Feb. 16, 2014. Photo: Tom Beedham
Sometimes it just takes two.
Halifax drummer Leigh Dotey and guitarist Aaron Mangle’s epic drums and guitar duo Cousins closed out the festival to a crowd that took cues from preceding act Greys and moshed to the band’s fuzzy indie rock all throughout the performance.
After a 40-minute set that closed with a new song about the Harper budget, fans weren’t ready to call the festival quits. They cheered relentlessly for more, and after some short time, the band returned to the stage, Mangle asking, “Can we?”
Of course they could.
The reply Mangle got was a simple thumbs up from the sound technician, and the band used the opportunity to play two last songs: The Palm At The End Of The Mind’s“Thunder,” and “Die,” topping off the festival with its first and only encore.