Acts draw crowds
Last updated at 08:56, Friday, 31 August 2012
GIG REVIEW: Antarctic Monkeys vs Kazabian, The Nines, Sunday August 26
BANK holiday “Super” Sundays are always a big night out in Barrow.
Tonight was no exception, with a packed Nines waiting to party to the sounds of two of the biggest indie rock bands in Britain.
Whether you love or loathe them, tribute bands are here to stay. There are those that emulate the look and sound of classic bands that have split up long ago, and, increasingly, as in tonight’s bill, bands that aim to replicate acts that are very much still with us.
Antarctic Monkeys took to the stage just after 10pm, playing crowd pleasers such as When The Sun Goes Down and recent Monkeys hit R U Mine?. The band’s lead singer and rhythm guitarist had gone for the quiffed-back hairstyle recently favoured by real Arctics frontman Alex Turner. The Arctics cover version of The Beatles classic Come Together was a real highlight, but, inevitably, the last song of their set was a high energy attack on the band’s most well-known song, I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor.
Just before midnight, Kazabian began their set with opener, Days Are Forgotten from last year’s Velociraptor! album, and one of the band’s favourites, Shoot The Runner. The long-haired guitarist sported a head band like Kasabian’s Sergio Pizzorno, while the lead singer mimicked all the energy of Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan. A spirited version of the anthemic Fire ensured that the night ended on a high note.
First published at 16:20, Thursday, 30 August 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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