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The Borderline, London 10th July 2003
A three band bill in a near full Borderline, not bad for a hot Thursday
night in London! First up were Undesided, who had some neat guitar (vaguely
Stones like in parts) and a solid rhythm section, but they lacked a strong
vocalist. Not bad but hardly a band I’d want to see again!
Not true of the next band, Candyheads, who are solid wall of melodic
riffs and vocals. Plus they played my favourite song of the new album, the
Pixies-like ‘Open’. Very energetic in a live environment and the only downer
was that the vocals were a bit low in the mix. Ted Chau has a strong voice
that carries the music well and I heartily recommend you go and see the band
Hurricane Party, so I was reliably informed by my new friend Paul (who
came to see the gig after reading a review on Get Ready To Rock!) had just
supported Queensryche on their only UK date back in June. A young five
piece, with more curly blond hair on stage than a Whitesnake gig! A lot of
the audience had come to see this band, who had hints of Zeppelin but for me
the nearest sounding band would be US rockers Broken Teeth. Plenty of guitar
and a vocalist with the stage moves (albeit slightly limited on the tiny
Borderline stage!). Top song had to be ‘Superstar’ with its chunky riffing.
A band I will be checking out more about.
Text © 2003 Jason Ritchie