Review of last night

Okay, so maybe hanging out with a band, drinking until the wee small hours is not such a hot idea on a work night. But these things always seem like such a good idea at the time. Anyway, I’m feeling about human now, albeit a tired and fuzzy headed human.

The Rakes sound like the Buzzcocks. Late 70s-ish melodic punk, I guess you’d call it. They’re quite posh, which means that they probably shouldn’t talk in between songs as much as they do. They’re pretty entertaining, although I’m not quite sure where their fanbase has come from or how they can sell out the Academy 1 on virtually no mainstream media coverage. But they did, and people seemed to like them, which is good, I guess. Probably won’t be buying the album, but good fun nonetheless. But that’s not who we were there to see, anyway.

Jim’s sister is the keyboard player in the White Rose Movement, a London-based electro-art-rock band who attract inevitable comparisons with Depeche Mode and Joy Division – not least because their lead singer looks an awful lot like Ian Curtis. And they’re really very good – the singles “Girls in the back” and “Love is a number” are infectiously catchy pieces of pop, and onstage they’re confident and very, very stylish.

Anyways, they’re playing again at the Night & Day in March so I reckon that’s worth pencilling into the calendar. And maybe booking the following day off work like Jim rather sensibly did.

One Response to “Review of last night”

  1. SharkyUK says:

    Likened to Depeche Mode and Joy Division? Excellent… 🙂