It's the musical equivalent of Bono getting a blow job off My Bloody Valentine"
Never let truth get in the way on a nice bit of hype, even is the remark is allegedly attributable to Terry Christian who
is here tonight adding his support to the 4 piece known as Adom.
A nomadic background grounded in America, but with re-location to Manchester (they got sick of all that sunshine,
fast cars and tanned women) means that reference points in the music are disparate.
Snippets of possible influences prick the conscious, but then a completely different
image incongruously pops up - from U2 to Joy Division to electro funk. This means
that each song from the forthcoming debut LP "Idiot Savant" (out on Storm Music) is
An effective mix of guitars tapes and the powerfully
crisp vocals of Byre dominate the set, and as the first
song opens up. Three video cameras suddenly appear
from the shadows of the Roadhouse, as if they know
something we should. In front man Conal Byre there's
something for the large crowd to focus upon, as he
drapes his frame from the mic stand, eyes tightly shut,
seemingly enacting out each song with his own
personal video, then at other times prowling the
cramped stage with pent up energy.
With the topics their songs encapsulate - from porn
stars to the end of the worlds, via the occasional love
song - that must be some X rated showing.
A slick stage presence borne of extensive touring with the likes of the Raveonettes,
means that they appear comforatble in front of the crowd, their eclectic sound being
refined enough to swamp the Roadhouse. With Byre
away entertaining the crowd , Andy Freni (drums),
Bert Genovese (Bass/Guitars), Chris Insley
(Guitars/Bass) deliver a weird yet at times very
effective collision of beats and noises that are topped
off by Byre's crisp vocals
After showing a determination to get away from
America and move to rain tainted Manchester to start a band, becoming a musical
success should be easy for Adom