ROXVILLE, MERCY HOUSE, A THOUSAND LIES, FERAL, FIVE SECOND RULE, SPIDERBABY Live At The Gaff 25.07.09 (Gig Review)

ROXVILLE
THE MERCY HOUSE
A THOUSAND LIES
FERAL
FIVE SECOND RULE
SPIDERBABY

The Gaff, Holloway Road 25.07.09


SPIDERBABY
We kicked off the six pack gig with some great glam pop, considering that the mixing desk had been sabotaged the night before and that the soundman had no idea what to do, tony from the gaff and james from feral did their best to help and get things sorted but not in time to save the band from poor sound.

They played a great set and got through it with a smile, Nathan's guitar playing was on fire tonight, in fact the only weak thing during the whole set was "Erotic Nymphos In Love" a great song and have you seen the video???? but live i didnt think it worked.

FIVE SECOND RULE
They took to the stage plugged in, turned it to ten and exploded in a fury of rock n roll riffs.Lead vocalist Spider is like a cross between Maynard from Tool and Scott weiland, the bands dont give a fuck attitude sits perfectly with the audience who lapped it all up dancing and cheering throughout.

These guys just rock, think Velvet Revolver meets Rocket From The Crypt delivered by great musicians clearly intent on entertainment.

Their final song was a cover of "Word Up" when a girl was brought up on stage and treated to a lap dance from Laura London and her friend, that pretty much set the gaff on fire!

FERAL
Played a perfect set, in particular their rendition of "Twisted Sinister Smile" was outstanding, the song is destined to be a classic (Get in the studio NOW).
Really cant fault them, they perform to such a high standard and have such a great relationship with the audience they are destined to be a major force on the metal scene.
They ended their set with a chaotic version of Motorhead's 'Orgasmatron' with their biker friend Dermot taking on lead vocals.

A THOUSAND LIES
I kid you not this is the best Newcastle band i have heard since Venom.
They are full on metal, screaming vocals, pounding drums and amazing guitarwork.They won over the audience by the end of their first song and after their set they sold a few cd's as well.
My absolute favourite from their set was the last song, it was a really strong ballad that grew into a huge metal song.
These guys need to play london more, they would be huge if they did.

THE MERCY HOUSE
Outstanding classic hard rock, superb musicians and THE voice of rock Drew, a perfect combination.Sure tonights set was chaotic due to the soundman again, but they fought their way through to deliver a fantastic set, highlight of which was the song "Inversions" a superb song with a catchy little riff.
Drews voice powered through to the soul and the guitars sang like angels on absinthe!

ROXVILLE
First time i have seen them with new vocalist Voodoo (who tonight was also playing bass as As Ash is on holiday.They kicked off with the best version ever of 'Crash And Burn' and never looked back,Guitarist Rocco was right on with the rhythms and strong backing vocals,Charlie has really come forward as lead guitarist and his playing is quite something, rapidly emerging as one of the best guitarists in London, Nicky on the drums is solid and entertaining and finally we come to the new boy.

Voodoo has brooding looks and a voice to match, he has brought a maturity to their sound that the previous vocalist could not, his bass playing was good but he seemed a little uncomfortable with it,i look forward to seeing the full line up with him just let loose on the vocals, its going to be heart-stopping.

STU

SPIDERBABY

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