Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Gang Gang Dance - Hoxton Bar and Grill 11/10/08

I don't know really, I guess these guys are ok. I mean the singer is a good performer and the band has a lot of energy and a nice vibe to their whole thing but there's something in this muddle of dance and psychedelia, pop and rock that doesn't sit right with me at all. It's all schizophrenic. For everything they do right, they do something wrong. The singer and the synth guy are exceptional, the guitarist and the other guy - the bassist or whatever - are unremarkable. For every infectiously groovy surprise, there's a dire tribal trance version of My Bloody Valentine.

I'm all for experimentation, but their style seems to me less 'musical discovery' and more 'chaotic whatever' and at the end of the day, it's tiring listening to a fucking mental yoyo.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Alexander Tucker/Sculpture - Cafe Oto 08/10/08

Alex Tucker is fucking boring.

Sculpture was great. I mean, he was actually pretty excellent with his messed up dance music and his messed up mic style, in spite of the shitty set-up they have there at Cafe Oto. Go Sculpture.

But Alex Tucker is fucking boring. I sat in front of him and fell asleep immediately. Then I woke up and walked out.

That's my review.