Club Motherfucker – Saturday, 12th November

First to take the stage is ‘unrepresented’ duo Blood Red Shoes. As they gracefully climb into position the crowd peels from off the walls and towards the stage. Credibly, there is a great connection between the pair and their enjoyable, if a little repetitive take on nu-punk sets the tone for the night nicely. Fifteen seconds into a song there is a deathly pause. Knowingly however, they smile to each other onstage acknowledging the mistake “Its part of the song!” quips Steven (drums). Tonight demonstrated that BRS are everything they should be – they are rightly loud, strikingly catchy and with great promise. Evolution does however seem necessary for their successful progression.

A broken, a mislaid and an out-of-tune string later, on blast Pink Riot. Throughout front-boy Mike Yianni explodes with energy both on and off-stage. Their simplistic yet evocative frustrated punk sound was made for sweating out rage. The crowd reacts accordingly and with such enthusiasm that you might begin to wonder if these fantastically weird nu-punk bands are really onto something special.

Last on are Robots in Disguise; two infectiously energetic girls. In wearing intergalactic spacesuits and matching shiny capes RiD commanded the entire attention of the audience. Whilst huskily singing and mindlessly dancing their hearts out on-stage to electronic backing tracks they got the masses moving. Fittingly, the climax of the set was the song which everyone could blindly sing along to; The Kinks – ‘You Really Got Me’. Commendably, through being true to their robot-selves tonight the girls achieved near god-like status their own way.

Victoria McNaught-Davis

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