FED ON FAMINE, THE UNDERRUNNERS, JELLY & THE SLY PERSUADERS AT THE FIDDLERS ELBOW, CAMDEN, LONDON, 22/3/14

“I only went to this venue to see one band, The UnderRunners because Cauldronated’s enigmatic chanteuse Eva Menon was playing the drums. This was the first time i had seen them & i must say they were very good. On first impressions they are punchy, driving,raw and dirty. They remind me a bit of Girls Against Boys at their best. My lower lip was protruding, my thumbs were hooked into my skirt pocket tops & my right foot tapped with an urgent stomp. When i am more familiar with their music i shall give a more rounded review.”

 

Fed On Famine

Fed On Famine

 

”The other bands, i was not really taking much notice of to be honest apart from The Sly Persuaders. Fed on Famine were a punky outfit led by  heavily tattooed bassist/Vocalist Boff. They were very tight, the bass was straight forward & punchy & the guitar embellishments ornamented a strong sturdy core .Not really my cup of tea i’m afraid but hey ,horses for courses as they say!. They sounded a bit like Gay Bikers On Acid in places or maybe that was just me. Jelly   are a band i’ve not seen before either, i’ll have to listen again to get a more rounded view of their music, what i will say though is that their bassist sounded very “Korpiklaani” to me, which is a good place to start because i like Korpiklaani & there is also something else familiar about them but i can’t put my finger on what.I kept saying to myself at the gig:- ”That sounds like, erm you know, what is it?, damn its gone!!”. The Sly Persuaders were great. Gritty,fuzzy,urgent, a bit like polished leather having a fight with some wire wool. If you have a bad day at work this would slyly persuade you to LET IT ALL OOOOOUT!!! Well worth some more exploration methinks!!”

The UnderRunners

The UnderRunners

The Sly Persuaders

The Sly Persuaders

”The photos are not very good in regards to resolution because yours truly forgot to take along the fully charged spare batteries for my DSLR, so my phone had to be used instead, note to self ”Must take spare batteries to gigs!!”

3/5

 

The SLY PERSUADERS Links:-

 

https://www.facebook.com/SlyPersuaders/info

http://slypersuaders.com

http://slypersuaders.bandcamp.com

 

JELLY Links:-

 

 

http://www.jelly-music.com/bio/

 

The UNDERRUNNERS Links:-

 

http://www.theunderrunners.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheUnderrunners/info

 

FED ON FAMINE Links:-

 

https://fedonfamine.bandcamp.com

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