Swampmother

After the Cult of Dom Keller gig at Rough Trade, I headed along to the Old Blue Last to catch whoever was playing. Three bands were playing. One was remarkably familiar, ColdRedLight – who’d played the day before at the Acklam Village Market. As with the day before, I thought they were okay. But they really need to fill their line-up or change their sound. A drummer trying to play bass and drums doesn’t work.

coldredlight

coldredlight

coldredlight

coldredlight

Next was Dirty White Fever. They were also a two piece. But unlike the previous band. They were all show. With a full-on honed rock performance, with heavy drumming and frantic guitars. I enjoyed them.

Dirty White Fever

Dirty White Fever

Dirty White Fever

Dirty White Fever

Dirty White Fever

Dirty White Fever

Dirty White Fever

Dirty White Fever

Dirty White Fever

Dirty White Fever

Closing the evening was Swampmother. I’d listened to a few of her tracks beforehand and liked a few and disliked a few. Live it wasn’t as extreme. I didn’t here anything I disliked. But I also wasn’t overly enthused by the performance. I’m not sure she usually performs with a band. Any I have to admit, I left early. So I might have missed the songs that I’d enjoyed at the pre-listen

Swampmother

Swampmother

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