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First up were Mouse. Normally a four piece, tonight they were down a singer due to the dreaded spicy cough. But being the troopers that they are, they did not want to disappoint & brought their game face for the punters and pulled off a pretty fine set. Made up of drums, bass and guitar who also pitched in for vocal duties, they gave us a power packed set of sonic, garage punk.
There was definitely a low-fi vibe to the sound, but with lots of cranked, noisy guitar and bass that drove everything along. There was even a few little earworm riffs and licks and a little venture in and out of punk pop.
Check out their energy in their latest release Dreamlessness, here.
Next up on a darkened stage was Adalita. Playing solo tonight, it was just her, a Gibson SG and a swag bag of songs to mesmerise the crowd.
The first part of the set cranked out her signature gut wrenching songs of love, life and loss with minimal breaking between songs for much chat – there was just that wonderful, dirty, grungy guitar sound and piercing vocals stopping the crowd in their tracks, hanging off each note.
Then, being the consummate entertainer, it was time for a little chat with the crowd, just in time for the sound of doof doof to leak in from the room next door. This brought on a little more banter and shouts of turn up the guitar amp!
A few more songs, including a couple of new ones to round out the set; and it was done – leaving the crowd wanting more.
Experience her newest album for yourself, here.
The stage got even darker and through a bit of smoke, a projector shone through, turning everyone in its path into multi coloured lava lamps. Screamfeeder launched into Late to the Party, from their latest release, and started the room bouncing.
There was a mix of newer songs from the album, crowd faves being Day Crew and Don’t Get Me Started; as well as more than a healthy dose of older tunes through the back catalogue of grungy, power packed, garage punk.
The run up to the end of the set was like the wind up to a jack in the box, one song more manic than the next, finishing up with Hi C’s setting the crowd off. A quick on stage breath and then into Wrote You Off with Adalita back up on stage to help finish up the show with a bang.
Sample Screamfeeder’s new album Five Rooms, here.