THe Gaff, Holloway Road 11.09.09
The enfield rockers always put on a good show and tonight was no exception, however thhe make up was gone and the band seemed a little subdued.I found out later that the band are about to split up, which is a real shame.Tyheir infectious take on post grunge metal was always delivered with style and originality.Stand out song was a cover of Dead Or Alive's you spin me round.
London debut for an outstanding band who have already sealed their reputation up north bu supporting the likes of Hanoi Rocks and L.A.Guns.With a vocalist who looks like Phil Anselmo i was expecting agressive metaal but he sounds like Tamie Downe from faster Pussycat!The lead guitarist could have been in some goth band from the way he dressed but its pure Slash that rings out from his six strings.In between song banter was as entertaining as their highly professional set.
Rapidly becoming "The" band to catch live with their riot grrrl/grunge punk sound taking London by storm at the moment.Essentially still a three piece band they were joined by Martin from Feral on lead guitar and Dave from Savage Messiah on bass and considering they had only a couple of rehersals together you would think this was the permanent line up, such was the professionalisim of the set.
Covers of Blitzkrieg Bop and Shit List join some credible originals such as 'The Pill' the very catchy 'Aimia' and show stopper 'Kill Me Again' a song that will take them far when released.
A solid set without fault, amazing vocals from Marcella who is clearly possessed as she stalks and screams her way on and off stage, great guitar and backing vocalds from Samara and very powerfull drumming from Martin.
Kerrang in a recent review stated that their debut album may be the British rock album of 2009, and live they could grab an award for most entertaining as well!
This is in your face, on the bar, in the audience and through the entrance into the street rock as vocalist Mitchel uses the entire venue as his stalking ground, often armed with a water pistol.
Its a strong set with plenty of humour, great metal tunes, and even some disco samples, the whole thing ends with a mass audience participation to 'Viva La Discotech'.
The thrid act tonight with an in your face front person, this was their first gig with a new bassist and he'd only had a couple of rehersals but played like he'd been with them for years.Its a strong performance fuelled by punk agression and catchy songs.