Dirty White Fever, Dolls And Table Scraps 21/8/2015

Venue:- The Lexington, Pentonville Road, Islington, London.

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DIRTY WHITE FEVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

”Do you like duos? Drums and Guitar Vocals? Do you like Blues Rock, Alternative Rock and Punk? KT Tunstall? White Stripes & Gaye Bykers On Acid? Tom Waits & L7? i’ll let you dear reader decide which band sounds like what so go and explore the depths of the ocean that archives the sonic tomes of the ancestors!! The three aforementioned bands fit that bill perfectly!! Dirty White Fever, frenetic and turbulent, Dolls, feverish and excited, and Table Scraps, frenzied and busy!! Nobody stood still, all three guitarists working the stage as if they were on bonus points for miles walked!! All three drummers packing their sticks with enough energy they could have felt the vibrations in Australia!! It was novel to see a drummer (Table Scraps) standing up by the way a la Slim Jim Phantom, glitter on the drum kit too (Dolls), nice touch?? Witty repartee (Dirty White Fever) between tracks? Someone in the audience did say at one point ”Could you hurry up? i need a drink!!” Personally i like concise sets with minimal chatter but that can change depending on the band and circumstances. Dolls i have experienced before, the others not, tonight was an interesting experience of duo rock n roll played out at a damn fine venue, just one criticism!! Put some reflective strips on the edge of the stairs, one could trip and break one s neck when pissed!! I couldn’t judge where the edge was at times and i was sober!!”

 

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Jade of DOLLS

 

Scott Vincent Abbott of Table Scraps

Scott Vincent Abbott of Table Scraps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Poppy Twist of TABLE SCRAPS

Links:-

table-scraps.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/tablescrapshq/info?tab=page_info

https://www.facebook.com/DirtyWhiteFever/info?tab=page_info

https://www.facebook.com/thisisDolls/info?tab=page_info

The Underrunner, Rude Mechanicals & Alternative TV, 15/8/15

Venue:- The Dublin Castle, Parkway, Camden, London.

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”The Underrunners have a new guitarist!! Yes they do!! For reasons of a creative nature Pete Vincent has left to be replaced by Andi Emm!! Where as Pete has a more laid back and slightly drunk 50’s vibe going on Andi brings a more urgent Death Rock feel to the proceedings. Not better just different!! The set included tracks from their current album ”No God No King” such as ”Joyrider” , ”Antihero” & ”Suspended” One thing i was not that impressed with was the sound though, no fault of the band but the mix sounded muddy and the bass a bit flat!! Not big fat and punchy as it usually is. The set by the band though was faultless and i wait to see what Andi brings to future shows once he has bedded in!!

Andi Emm of The Underrunners

Andi Emm of The Underrunners

The Underrunners

The Underrunners

Miss Roberts of Rude Mechanicals

Miss Roberts of Rude Mechanicals

”The Rude Mechanicals i have never seen or heard of before, what are they like you ask?? Well my first impression was something akin to Nina Hagen crossed with Lena Lovich! Weird, bizarre and surreal and disjointed and, erm, mechanical! Miss Roberts, the vocalist wore a blue frilly dress, a piled high wig finished off with a white face, i found her strangely charismatic!! Note to self, must see this band again!!”

I didn’t see much of Alternative TV!! i left the stage area to go to the loo and buy refreshments and when i came back the place was packed!! i couldn’t be bothered to fight my way through to the front so i listened from the back by the exit! What i heard was not my cup of tea so i left…

Links:-

https://www.facebook.com/TheUnderrunners

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alternative-TV

http://www.rudemechanicals.co.uk/