The Gaff, Holloway Road 02.08.09
Very melodic glam tinged rock.The northampton quartet have a good sound, not quite the car crash they claim on their myspace, they entertain well enough but the singer/guitarist comes over as way too serious, great voice though.
You see this is what happens when you mix booze with GG Allin, Amen and FDQFP13...
A fucking amazing "in your face" punk/anti-glam rock n roll band with a real "Fuck you" attitude.
It was a short set full of energy and great songs, including an oustanding cover of GG Allin's classic 'Bite It You Scum'.
Here are 5 guys (Max - Vocals, Johnny - Drums, Pete & Spider - Guitars,Phil - Bass) who really just want to party on stage with songs like Murder Rock N Roll, All Hail Plague, Destroy Yourself and Bastard Throne.
They'd blow wednesday 13 off the stage any day, these guys are on it, its a dangerous show with Max throwing himself on and off the stage whilst the guitarists rip the place apart.
First gig in over 10 years for the American rockers originaly known as Bang Toy 69.Now reformed by vocalist Frank he has put together a very impressive line up and one which quite honestly rocks!
It must have felt very odd playing a small club in Holloway after the bigger venues of the Usa, but it was a stadium worthy performance we were treated too.
Great songs like this are normally associated with the likes of Loverboy, Tesla or Skid Row and thats where Bangtoy belong and somehow i get the feeling that they will quickly gain mass recognition.
The set was full of life, frontman Frank is a true performer he sings with a big voice and gets the crowd involved throughout, he is backed by a first class band complete with a drummer who does fancy stick twiddling !Solid bassist and stunning guitarist.
Show stealers tonight were "Spank The Cat" im sure you can work out what thats about and the awesome "Your're Outta Luck" which worked the crowd up with one of the best sing-alongs i have ever seen at the gaff..... "cause im too drunk to fuck!".
Okay how can i put this ? they are werid, its sort of industrial goth with a slight metal edge, very dark and doomy.
They remind me of the 'Dresden Dolls', very theatrical and visually entertaining with the stunning Maleficent Martini stalking the stage in her underwear and the menacing Mortimer Cain on dual vocals.
Together with a masked guitarist they present a very atmospheric show held together by live drums and numerous samples on backing tapes.
Outstanding song tonight was their inspired cover of the Nick cave & Kylie song "Where The Wild Roses Grow".
They ended their set with a playout tape of the Baywatch theme!!!!!