Fireworks

Dead Writers / Jennings Couch / The Vone / Eyal Pik

Added by Central Electronic Brain     August 05, 2019    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
233   0   0   0   0   0

Artist

Dead Writers / Jennings Couch / The Vone / Eyal Pik - Nambucca, London (UK) - 21 June 2019

We're off to Nambucca (Holloway, London) tonight, a vintage, airy space perfect for a game of pool, drinks in the leather booths, and always interesting music. The event? Launch of the Dead Writers' single, 'She's All The Animals', but before we get there here are three good reasons to get to gigs early: the support bands.
First up was Eyal Pik. The tight three-piece jived their way through an extremely well-rehearsed set led by the band's namesake. Oodles of slick guitar overlaid the fat, bluesy rhythm section in a smooth and velvety sound with big vocals. The bass came through strongly – and was very welcome – in a Hozier-esque vibe but with more Rock 'n' Roll. Like Hozier, there's not a lot of riffage but a feel-good jive vibe that kept the audience on their toes. All in all, a sound as big as their easy charisma.
Veering slightly off the beaten track now for The Vone. Opening with hard-hitting Stoner(ish) Rock with lots of play on rhythm, the band spat out eruptions of modern-edged Metal. There was definitely a lingering feel of Led Zeppelin in the way their long songs wildly explored, but the newer influences of bands like Wolfmother merging with The Picturebooks came through strongly in the blistering delivery and more modern sound. Did they lose the audience a little in the long explorations? Maybe a little. One of the highlights was the exceptionally powerful and soulful drumming from Jonny Bennett which never let up, and underpinned the percussive, earthy sound. Most interesting was a boogie track that was electrically catchy with great melody, making the set a curious hybrid of brash thrash and jazzy, honeyed Rock. Female co-vocals from Jayne Ashley accompanying lead Marcelo Cervone was an added interesting touch, as was the sax solo from Cervone.
In true diverse London style, singer-guitarist Jennings Couch brought a laid-back bluesy Pop/Rock set to flesh out the genres for the night. The unofficial love-child of Andy Timmons and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Couch pushed out powerful riffs between stripped back, minimalist verses. Punchy little riffs pulsed in 'Serotonin' while the groovy 'Alive In Paradise' had a clever minor edge to stir the hairs on your arms. 'Saviour' was by far the best track, strongly echoing KYS but with groove and a rich, multi-toned sound. Think the music equivalent of golden syrup; sweet, bodied and moreish.
By now energised and challenged the crowd were almost baying, I'd say, for just a little bit more. And they got more than they bargained for in the Dead Writers. Dark-toned, guitar-driven opener 'Meet The Shadow' channelled a vintage, bohemian sound (much like the band's retro appearance). Guitarists Sebastian Harl and Fil Faustini were Raconteurs-esque – accomplished yet cool - while frontman Paul Shine was suitably swaggering yet nonchalant. There was certainly an element of Jack White crashing into Freddie Mercury playing out, not only in the raw yet jewelled and catchy melodies but in the tight musicianship and mystical flair.
'Lisa' was complexly layered and creeping, Amy Winehouse-like in its emotional depth; The Struts with maturity. The earthy and wandering bassline from Dan Borgato laid the foundations for a sound verging on a heavier Queen. 'Strange To Me' was Kafka inspired (truly) and bled vintage Rock 'n' Roll amid strong riffs and choruses. Aside from the seamless playing, Dead Writers oozed style and self-belief, from the tambourine in 'Medusa' to the crowd-pleaser 'Desert Islands'.
'Among Spirits' was the takeaway stand-out. A slightly sinister edge elegantly bled into a spine-tingling melody worthy of The Struts, and performed with slightly more pizzazz and slightly less pretention. A cover of David Bowie's 'Ziggy Stardust' was confident and unafraid, electric in its tribute but without any attempt to copy. 'December' leaned towards ballad territory, albeit not for long, with a honey-tongued melody entwined amidst heavy guitar. At times a G N'R vibe snuck into the guitar adding a further vintage but rougher vibe. Single 'She's All The Animals' was leopard-like; lithe and suave, unassuming but commanding in delivering bright Rock 'n' Roll with a kiss of the underground. Encore 'Echoes In The Sun' was a fiery and charismatic end to a relentless set.
Dead Writers combined the breezy, vintage vibe of Led Zeppelin with the distant romanticism of bands like The Doors for an electrically-charged performance. It might only be Rock 'n' Roll, but this kind is damn worth seeking out.

Sophie Brownlee

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  August 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 week, 5 days ago
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks Berny got it
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Not sure why the password disappeared, but it's back. Pls. download your copy from the usual place (i.e. Fireworks - > Bonus CD 87 on the TOP menu). Have fun! :)
  • SeaDog57 : Berny looking for the link and password to Issue 87 free music
  • Berny : @yvesrock: Apologies for the troubles. I've just sent you an email.
  • yvesrock : Hi,I ordered the 11th june the new Fireworks' magazine (issue 87) and I didn't receive it. Can you see if you sent it ? Best wishes Yves
  • yvesrock : Hi,
  • Berny : @Gazza2005: Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your order. You should have received a confirmation mail by now. We are really trying our best to fix the payment issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! PS: It seems as if you sent the payment twice, we sent you a refund.
  • Gazza2005 : I have bought issue 80 and I still ha e not had confirmation of my download. Please could this be sorted out
  • Gazza2005 : Hello. Can someone direct me to my download please
  • Gazza2005 : Can someone help please
  • Gazza2005 : It’s Fireworks 80
  • Gazza2005 : Just paid for my online version / download but I keep getting failure message. All paid for so what is going on
  • Berny : Sorted! Thanks for your patience, enjoy the magazine! :)
  • HenningHallq : Hey guys! I purchased FIREWORKS #87 yesterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account. Can you help me with this? Thanks a lot!
  • Siodmak : Really thanks !!!!
  • Berny : @Siodmak: Pls. do not worry about the error message, we currently have to process orders manually because of a n issue with our payment system. I do not want to bore you with technical details, but the redirection from PayPal to our shop does not work as it should, that's why your purchase is not assigned automatically. We are working on it! Sorry for the troubles & thanks for your understanding. We hope you like the new issue of Fireworks! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys : - ) same problem as with previous number: just purchased Fireworks Mag. 87, and this is the message: "We are sorry, but it looks like your transaction failed". I've paid it with paypol. Thanks for your help!!
  • Berny : @Raphone @colorvine: You should have received your download instructions by now, if you haven't, pls. send a mail to «email» - Sorry for the troubles!
  • colorvine : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Raphone : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #87 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks again Berny
  • Berny : Hi SeaDog57: Apologies!Password can be found in the forum, link was (again) added to the "Fireworks" menu.
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; need a download link for #86 and the pg number for the Code
  • Berny : @Siodmark: Pls. check your mail! Apologies for the troubles, we hope you enjoy the magazine! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys! Purchased FIREWORKS #86 and paid by my paypal, but there is no download link on my account. Can you please help me? tnks ; - )
  • Hombre 444 : Got mine reading it now,best Rock Mag out on Market by far.
  • Berny : Fireworks #86 is out now!
  • Johns Band : Happy New year Everyone. Will the music film return.
  • Rocktopia Te : The Rocktopia Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! :)

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site