NEMHAIN, MALLORY KNOX, FIVE SECOND RULE, THE DAMAGED Live At The Gaff 22.08.09 (Gig Review)

NEMHAIN
MALLORY KNOX
FIVE SECOND RULE
THE DAMAGED

THE GAFF, HOLLLOWAY ROAD 22.08.09

THE DAMAGED
Ahh the perfect gig starts in amazing style with the Brighton band formed from the ashes of Bella Nova.Its an absolultey stunning set with some very strong rock songs rubbing shoulders with a couple of great slow and moody songs.

FIVE SECOND RULE
Walking through the venue was a bunch of crazy men dressed as arabs making weird noises and shouting "ducca ducca" a lot, turns out it was the band with a
certain adrian erlandsson on drums!
They played their first song then the vocalist pointed out that Adrian didnt even know the song, in fact adrian had spent just 3 hours with the band a few
days before...stunning.
As ever FSR prove that they are the most entertaining band around at the moment, its just good time rock n roll delivered perfectly.

MALLORY KNOX
I find it hard to say anything different about MK because they have never let me down, every time i see them they are really good, four great musicians
seemingly hell bent on rocking everybody into a sweat.Kit's vocals are as always bang on, i suppose the best thing to say about this show is that they kept their trousers on this time!

NEMHAIN
3rd anniversary gig was always going to be explosive and it did not fail to impress.Sure i am biased here, but some friends of mine who had never seen them before all said the same thing "they're good arent they".It may still be Sam, Lisa, Amber and Adrian but it is a very different band to the one i first saw at the bar monsta 3 years back.Not only has the addition of lakis on guitar built them into a solid unit, but the whole vibe of the band has become very professional and the level of confidence has grown.

Tonights set kiced off with 'Ana' a song which used to start with a slow intro now gets the ramones like 1234 treatment, the set hammers on as the audience laps it all up.
Then we are treated to a brand new song 'Natural', this is the first song that the band wrote equally together and its an absolute rocker!Up next is 'Die Die My darling', still the best version ever and a mosh pit broke out, even amber jumped of the stage and joined in.

Four songs later, we get our next treat a song that i have been suggesting they do for a couple of years now, Leadbelly's 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night', the song was dedicated to me and i tell you i was shaking, it was a slow moody version, but i could barley concentrate, i really was moved by it in a way i cant express.

Finally the place erupted with 'Speed Queen' and a toilet roll fight broke out!

The debut album 'From The Ashes' is out on October 16th go buy 2 copies each.

STU

THE DAMAGED
FIVE SECOND RULE

MALLORY KNOX


NEMHAIN



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