Manchester Retro Bar, 23/1/5
Kick out that January lethargy out with an invigorating burst of welcoming energy. Not that you have to do anything of
a physical nature mind, merely attend the Vman Presentation that features the "3 Children of Fortune"
Yet first appearances can be deceptive. The line up of guitars adjacent to the
stage provide some indication of what is to come, as vocalist/guitarist Tommy
introduces the band with little hint of the aggression that is about to be
The opening lines to first song "Grenade", are softly spoken, followed by that
familiar, early lull, before this 3 piece positively combust into action and the
rest are flung out with a "gabba, gabba, hey hey" ferocity that scorches the
cobwebs from the bowels of the cramped environs that form the Retro bar.
As the final chords of the song dies away, a calmness is temporarily restored,
waiting for Tommy, Steve (bass) and Lee (drums) to inflict the next slice of
deliciously raw intensity at us. A set of simple, rising, intensity, occasionally
overlaid with screamed vocals is not the only chord they know; "Bremen" is a
more restrained affair, and new single, "S.F." veers more along the heavier,
Don't hold that against them though,
this Medway, Kent based trio appear to
have a swagger and confidence that re-vitalises you just listening to them, and
tires you out just watching them.