Their new album, ‘Stranger Today,’ might have only been released at the end of the summer, but enough people were clearly so excited about it that they flocked impressively to the venue to see it live.
First up, however, were local lads Fever Days, who peaked my interest for the night. To see such an effective use of technology for an opening band was quite impressive. Their synths and backing noise gave their sound a maturity I wouldn’t have expected to see until much later.
The band might have looked like a patchwork of styles. However the four members came together for a cohesive indie rock noise which was deserving of a much bigger and more attentive crowd.
Main support came from Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard. Who aren’t quite good enough to name twice. While we reached technological heights with the previous act, now we saw a band who have to scrape the barrel at times.
There was so much reverb on the vocals that it took me half their set to work out if it wasn’t just a persistent echo effect. The vocalist appeared to have attended Mick Jagger’s Academy of Performing Arts and perhaps scraped a C. Their song ‘John Lennon is my Jesus Christ,’ was unfortunately messy.
There’s no way to escape the fact that every song sounded pretty much the same. I wasn’t impressed with them, no matter how high they can kick.
Our Girl eventually graced the stage for to bring us their softly spoken indie rock. I’m not usually one for whispered vocals, but this is a band that can get away with it for the most part personally.