This review is a few days late but the memories of three excellent performances have lost none of their potency.
Wee Red Bar, again late. Black marker scrawled on my right palm; the guy manning the ticket stall has a flair for cartography. Miasma are first on the bill, and proceed to deliver their set to about ten people; by the time they are in fifth gear* the room is full and their guitars are loud, they play almost like The Hush Sound but louder. Anyway, I picked up a copy of their new album Feathered Feet so there will be a review of that forthcoming.
Maydays were the wildcard of the evening: they literally look my age (but cooler) and in the lexicon of my former schoolmates, proceed to ‘smash it’. Punchy indie rock with swagger to boot, sort of like Mae but non-emo.
Run/Lucky/Free – whom I came to see, effortlessly capture the audience. I spoke to Guitarist Dan and Bassist Sam before the gig starts and they tell me that the band started out of each of the member’s respective music degrees at Napier. That would go some way to explaining RLF’s easy well-worked style, the way they fall into place and play a completely professional gig without breaking even the semblance of a sweat. This performance was the last of their recent Scotland-wide tour but their single The Factory is available all over the place.