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A rapturous opening of Yours is No Disgrace, seamlessly transitioning into I’ve Seen All Good People, set the bar early for legendary prog-rockers YES as they brought their 50-year anniversary tour to a packed and excited SEC Armadillo. Guitarist, Steve Howe, welcomed the audience to the show, and paid the first tribute of the night to former lyricist, David Foster, before the band roared into life once more, performing Sweet Dreams and Southside of the Sky in quick succession to standing ovations by the crowd.
Well, we did it, we have been threatening to do it for bloody months now, but our own LP and a handful of co-operative releases were already churned out before we finally decided that it was time to continue the growth of NHC MUSIC with an attached record label. So we did, and the very first release on the label will be our new compilation of independent acts, which you will be hearing all about on the record label page (and the main page too) for the next couple of months. It's exciting stuff.
Last track ‘hallelujah’ has a similar feel to ‘preacher’ but with a harder vocal delivery. It keeps the electronic dance elements but is in its heart a rock song to me. So ‘punk EDM’? Yeah, it’s definitely punk in its delivery and subject, especially in the realms of EDM. There is attitude and anger bubbling under the surface and a barely concealed menace that gives KROW a unique spot in the genre.
I do make occasional music review exceptions. Bands I love to listen to myself are bands that I want to talk about, and bands I want you to love just as much as I do. Misery isn’t the only thing that loves company, music does too, especially angry, aggressive, passionate music that demands to be heard.
a Scottish gem of a bar, situated right on the banks of the river coursing through the West End of Glasgow. It has had a bit of a makeover recently, but it hasn't changed much for me to be honest, as I always thought it was a great place to pop in for a beer and some grub anyway, it's just bigger now is all!
A favourite is difficult to choose – for me especially. Everyone else I’ve spoken to so far all have different favourite songs which is great. It means there’s been something for everyone on there. I might choose ‘Bonus Sausage’ from the first album as I was quite proud of it at the time. I recorded it in around 40 minutes and it’s kinda catchy, kinda funky and humourous too. Always goes down well live, in fact folk often shout for it when I announce I’ve time for one more.
As mentioned, I used to be in Rockbitch many years ago. A mostly female band, best known for performing nude and incorporating sexual acts and Pagan rituals into our performances. Most of you will know about Rockbitch through ‘The Golden Condom’ – through the yellow bellied reportage that tried to peg us as a pointless shock-rock phenomena.
But the one who’s helped mould me into the wrestler I am today is BT Gunn. He’s been so supportive and led me in the right direction and pushed me when I was at my lowest points.
All too soon it's the end of the show with finale "Hush". The guys have put in a hell of a lot and I'm not sure how Joe maintains such a lengthy period of performing to the level he does. The evening has flown in and they have saved one last treat in terms of theatrics. I'm not going to spoil it for those of you still to see the guys (cause I know you are) but rest assured it's a site you will never forget!
We’ve talked about this a lot and it’s probably a bit of both. BBM feel the live scene is saturated with nostalgia, tributes and celebrations of artists of a bygone era, and some still very much alive! This is not a criticism, but the sad reality of the music scene today, it crowds out peoples’ access and ability to discover new bands doing original material. The venues book them as they know they will pull in the crowds and the punters go for a bit of nostalgia. There are tribute bands to musicians who are still very much on the live circuit, perhaps the rising costs of large venue ticket prices are also pushing people towards the smaller tribute gigs.