Nelson Can

Attending as many gigs as I do, you start to see many familiar faces and here recommendations for new bands. Last week I heard about Nelson Can from two people who’s tastes overlap with mine that this band was worth catching.

As they were playing a few gig at the Shacklewell Arms, and I was going to be in London anyway, I decide to give them a listen to.

First up were LINES. A three piece from Manchester playing a punk rock type music. Although there were lots of mistaken starts, this didn’t detract from an enjoyable set. Nothing particularly distinctive, but they enjoyed themselves and put in a decent performance.

Lines supporting Nelson Can

Lines supporting Nelson Can

Lines supporting Nelson Can

Nelson Can are a three piece from Denmark consisting of a lead singer, bassist and drummer. With heavy effects applied to the bass so that it’s effectively covering bass and rhythm guitar duties. This, combined with some effective drumming meant that I didn’t feel they missed not having a lead guitarist. It also helps that the led singer has a good voice and they’ve got a nice relaxed rapport with the audience. They’re the type of band who’ll go down well at festivals to warm up early day crowds

Nelson Can

Nelson Can

Nelson Can

Nelson Can

Nelson Can

Nelson Can

Nelson Can

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