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Wooden Shjips

Brudenell Tonight. Ace droney groove band from the stable of velvets, doors influenced band. Should be great.

Dock

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Late Doors wrote:
Brudenell Tonight. Ace droney groove band from the stable of velvets, doors influenced band. Should be great.



LD going to a gig? Nah, can't be right that. You are to the Brudenell what the Major is to Fawlty Towers. "Papers arrived yet?", "Don't suppose the bar is open yet old boy?"
smiling badger

Truely great band. Can remember a few of us on Reg listened to a live session that they did with your mate Mr Riley.
Late Doors

A sell out Brude which surprised me as i thought the band were a cultish my little secret gem type band. Turns out they are more popular than i thought especially on Reg who have secret listening parties that i don't know about.  

The visual elements of a gig have never really grabbed me. The musicians,gear and crowd are all it takes. A few lights never go amiss and the odd swirl of dry ice but the monstrous efforts of some bands just seam to be an ostentatious over indulgence that do nothing for the music

Sometimes the visuals can combine perfectly with the sound and enhance rather than compete or distract. That is exactly what happened last Wednesday as these hairy throw backs from San Fran took to the stage. The four of them merged into the backdrop of fuzzy interference from the lighting effects that pinned all of them in some kind of suspended animated camouflage.  Very few words spoken, maybe three or four thank yous the music became their language as it poured from the static landscape of the stage into our heads. It was quite hypnotic at times. The bass ruled, booming out simple effective rolling rhythm that intertwined with the filling   drums and together  formed a narrow but infinitely deep channel the guitar could explore. A sparse keyboard defined the edges of the groove but the guitar filled in every conceivable space with lush  lavish textures and melodic lines. It took you away on a sonic surf trip, absolutely brilliant. Mostly the new album, they played about 70 minutes including one encore.  No instrument swapping, no chatter just a delivery of pure rock n roll psychedelia that had me buzzing throughout the day after.
fartcatcher

They can't fucking spell.
Dock

Late Doors wrote:
A sell out Brude which surprised me as i thought the band were a cultish my little secret gem type band. Turns out they are more popular than i thought especially on Reg who have secret listening parties that i don't know about.  

The visual elements of a gig have never really grabbed me. The musicians,gear and crowd are all it takes. A few lights never go amiss and the odd swirl of dry ice but the monstrous efforts of some bands just seam to be an ostentatious over indulgence that do nothing for the music

Sometimes the visuals can combine perfectly with the sound and enhance rather than compete or distract. That is exactly what happened last Wednesday as these hairy throw backs from San Fran took to the stage. The four of them merged into the backdrop of fuzzy interference from the lighting effects that pinned all of them in some kind of suspended animated camouflage.  Very few words spoken, maybe three or four thank yous the music became their language as it poured from the static landscape of the stage into our heads. It was quite hypnotic at times. The bass ruled, booming out simple effective rolling rhythm that intertwined with the filling   drums and together  formed a narrow but infinitely deep channel the guitar could explore. A sparse keyboard defined the edges of the groove but the guitar filled in every conceivable space with lush  lavish textures and melodic lines. It took you away on a sonic surf trip, absolutely brilliant. Mostly the new album, they played about 70 minutes including one encore.  No instrument swapping, no chatter just a delivery of pure rock n roll psychedelia that had me buzzing throughout the day after.


Sounds great LD. What album should I check out?

Re: Little secret gem band. I'm prepared to be proved wrong but I don't think its possible to have bands like that any longer. Not that long ago there would be one or two weekly music papers and the odd radio show that were the platforms for small bands. These days if something is good or there is a great gig people are telling other like-minded music fans about it through Twitter etc. as it happens. Which is a great thing for bands that deserve the attention they wouldn't normally have achieved so rapidly. And as for wanting to keep bands 'cultish' that's the most un-Rock n' roll attitude anyone can have. If summat is good get it out there for every bugger to enjoy and not just for some precious chin-strokers to nod knowingly to each other about. It's cliquish and pathetic.*

* I don't mean you like. But you know the types.  
Late Doors

Well too right you can't begrudge a band mass acclaim, that's just silly. This bands popularity genuinely surprised me, I was expecting a Holy Drug Couple type night with about a hundred people there but was delighted it was a sell out. I guess it says more about my awareness of what is popular and what isn't.

There is a bit of selfishness in it though I suppose. You can't beat seeing a band you like a lot in an environment like the Brudenell and the bigger they get the less likely they are to play venues like that. Some bands also have a tendency to get, let's say a little bit out of touch with what made  them great in the first place.

As far as album recommendations go  the latest is a belter "back to land" . Possibly a bit tamer than the other three I think but less challenging and more immediate. West (i think that was what the previouse one was called) I love  as well. Maybe I can put you in the picture with a little sampler next time I see you    like the Fall and the smiths - new order gmex gig  

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