Henry's Cellar, Edinburgh
23rd March 2007
Kickin' Up Dust
All Roads Lead To You
Some People Are More Equal Than Others
Happy Ever After
Slipping Through Your Fingers
Shine It On
--- Encore ---
Radical Your Lover
I confess, like everyone else I was nervous about this gig. An all new band and a mere four days of rehearsals. And a whole new EP to promote which had been released the same day!
When I arrived at the venue the band were suitably quiet. This quietness was destroyed the second the band took to the stage though - apparently they were the loudest band ever to play at the rehearsals studios and after tonight's' show I can fully believe it. The familiar introductory song of 'Breakdown' (untopable as an opener IMO) sounded like it always did but with extra 'wallop!'. That's the only word I have for it! Quite simply - it rocked.
'Kickin' Up Dust' followed and, as with previous tours, Toby let the 90-strong crowd crammed into Henry's Cellar sing the end section which they did merrily; followed by the live debut of EP track #1 - 'Motivated'.
The EP is called 'Guitar, Bass and Drums'. Which pretty much accurately sums up what we got - all turned up to 11! With vocals of course.
In fact, the whole set rocked! I was slightly surprised at the absence of 'Don't Pray For Me' whilst simultaneously pleasantly surprised at the lack of Angels songs. Although 'Young Gods' always goes down an absolute storm.