Tonight I went along to see SOS play at Sneaky Pete’s, supported by The Martellos, Knotts and Crosses, and Steady State Regime.
Now, because I rolled up late like a true professional, I only caught two sets – The Martellos and SOS. The Martellos – whose name, I am going to assume, is inspired by James Joyce – seemed a very assured act, playing some tight indie rock songs. They’ve got a Reverbnation profile here, though they sounded better live than they do on the recording, it sounds a bit too clean. There’s probably a technical term for that. You can tell me what it is after listening to the demo below.
SOS played about six songs in total, and I think they were better live than I expected them to be; the lead vocalist’s voice translated a lot better on stage than it does through earphones, and they came across as a very experienced and accomplished outfit.
Their latest single release Carrie On Suzie got a good cheer from the audience – who seemed remarkably mixed in their age range – a good indicator of a band’s growing popularity if there ever was one. If you get the chance, they’re a good watch; solid on stage and a safe bet.