Well - Yet again, I must apologise for not updating the site in a while, but what with work, and the organising that went along with Wednesday night i've been pretty busy. But hey, you don't want my excuses, right?
How did the night go you ask? I'm bound to say it, but Wednesday night went really really really well. The bands were great, and for their performance alone, The Beat Poet are going to go down as one the best live bands i've seen in a long time. God they were loud. The drummer really had a foot on him - That's putting it mildly. The bassist just wouldn't stay in the room. He played on top of a radiator, on the floor, but he especially seemed to enjoy blocking the exits and playing on the staircase. They were really tight. If you ever see them on a flyer/ poster remember to check them out. Oh, and I don't want to be premature, but we're hoping they might play again early next year... We're moving the whole night over to a Thursday slot in 2005, so hopefully, we're be able to draw in some bigger crowds; i'll be happy if people just stay in the room after the gig really.
Anyway, back to the music. The Exploding Hearts were definitely a band to look for. I say ‘were,’ because their debut album: “Guitar Romance” was gathering a lot of good press and the band were on the verge of signing a record deal with Lookout! Records, until in late July their tour bus crashed on the way back from a gig in San Francisco. Adam “Baby” Cox, 23, Jeremy “Kid Killer” Gage 21, and Matthew “Matt Lock” Fitzgerald, 20, were all killed in the accident. As their debut album shows, the band definitely had a lot of promise….
I won’t talk about the album too much, but it was easily one of the highlights of last year. No filler and all killer *cough cough*. But further than this, you can also pick up some of their singles that seem to be languishing at the moment, or being sold for extortionate prices somewhere…What i’m trying to say is that don’t settle for just the album. (Making) Teenage Faces for example, is pure power pop, bouncy, high-energy instant classic with an amazingly catchy chorus and throwback 70’s Punk riffs. It was available on their site for a while but the link doesn’t work any more. My God it’s a good track. Don’t wait around too long to get a copy of the album too, it’s pure gold.
These guys obviously didn’t get a fuck what people thought of them.