Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Adequate


Boy Kill Boy were nothing special on Monday night. Having an inflated ego, a bit of swagger, all the clobber and the ability to chuck out a few rock clich├ęs is all very well but, at the end of the day, you need the tunes to back it up and this particular combo had few decent ones. I didn’t like them too much and witnessing the hip and cool Gloucestershire youth resolutely refusing to holler for an encore indicated that I was not alone in my disquiet. Boy Kill Boy were heralded pre-gig as contenders but, on this evidence, only for the Vauxhall Conference of up-and-coming bands. Poor. The support band, Magnetic, were much more like it. They wore black, adopted po-faces, generally kept their collective gobs shut and let their music, an energetic synth-driven alt-eighties soundscape, do the talking. Magnetic’s lead singer had a great back-combed Barnet and sounded not unlike Mark Hollis of Talk Talk. Well done!


I note that A has written up a review of this event here - with a witty link to these pages thrown in for good measure. I wonder who the 'more mature concert goers' might be....

1 comment:

Sweeny said...

That would be you and Andy...