Cate Le Bon
Pretty cute set. Twangy plucked acoustic guitar and simple lyrics.
Deritive dullness. Felt like I should have been watching them reherse in their parents’ garage. If they lost a superfluous guitarist and that too-cool-for-school vocalist/keyboardist* (*if you can call someone who pushes half a dozen keys in a set one) they might be able to sort themselves out a bit.
See previous gushing posts. I’m totally starting to get into the obligatory sing-a-long. Last mention though before this blog becomes about them exclusively.
Slow Club at Scala, 24th September 2009
Unfortunately, we mostly missed Pete, but we caught his last track – seemed nice enough.
Weirdly animated and slightly theatrical. Really liked his Bluesy tones and sometimes childish sense of humour in the lyrics. A real character.
They never disappoint. Starting off by springing up suddenly in the middle of the audience with an acoustic Wild Blue Milk, and then on to mostly double-speed favourites, they were fun and charming all the way. If you haven’t seen them yet – do.
Slow Club at The ICA, 22nd June 2009
Jay Jay Pistolet
An unassuming man in a jumper far too warm for the tiny venue and hot lights, but a mesmerising acoustic set with 50s tones and twee lyrics.
Energetic, heart-felt and as good-humoured as ever. I genuinely can’t watch them for long enough. Chair percusion and the occasional screw-ups add to their charm.
Slow Club at The Enterprise, 20th April 2009