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HEAVENS BASEMENT/DEAR SUPERSTAR
Camden Underworld, London 18 December 2009
had come a week early for some fans as three of the best upcoming British
rock bands graced us with a show that will be remembered for a long time
and hopefully will go down in the rock annals.
working bands that really do deserve the all exposure that they can get.
This was the last night of a UK jaunt and it's party time.
here to see headliners Heavens Basement who have pulled a mixture of old
and new faces, but I was surprised by the amount of young excited females
getting their first taste of brat boy rock n'roll. Such was the buzz
the bands were offering tonight.
rockers New Device had the task of warming up the masses first.The
band have been playing some noticeable support slots recently and were on
a perfect billing tonight.With their modern day high energy rock 'n roll
New Device will soon be 'Taking Over'.
Superstar had to be good to follow that and also to live up to their
godlike name. Hailing from Lancashire, the boys stormed onto the
Underworld stage in fine fashion ripping through a forty minute set.
blend a mix of Funeral For A Friend with the grit of 80's metal Skid Row
with the party antics thrown in too. English born/Asian background
singer Micky Satiar oozes confidence and swagger on stage and could soon
be a pin-up for a new generation.
Adam Smethurst delivered some crunching riffs. New song 'Her Greed
My Vanity' showed the shape of things to come, but it was 'Brothers In
Blood' that bonded with the audience tonight.
managerial problems of Heavens Basement seems to have fired up the
band to the point where they are ready for a bout with Mike Tyson.
i've seen this band over the last couple of years ,they just get better
and better, and why they are not already on bigger stages is beyond me,
but I hope the band will not give up, and they will beat the opponents
Your Heart Out' does exactly what it says on the tin, raising the roof off
the Underworld. Singer Richie Heavanz, now looking punky and manic,
also tears his lungs out on this opening track. Former Whitefire
bassist is now a fully fledged member and plays his part well on 'Can't
have crafted their sound to the point now that Heavens Basement lie
beneath the gutters that the Quireboys and Motley Crue once urinated in.
This Ratt infested sound is catching.
The band are
working on a new album which will be called 'Paranoia & Unbreakable', and
the new songs played tonight such as 'Mirrors' and '10 Minutes' should
take the Basement to anothel level.
evening with a raunchy 'Executioners Day' the band left no prisoners.
A highly strung performance. An enjoyable night out and - if these
three bands are the future of rock - then it's in some very safe hands
indeed. For once the Brits can show the Yanks how it's done.
Basement and Dear Superstar are touring together again in Feb/March at a
town near you. You'd be a fool to miss them.
Heavens Basement set list : Tear Your Heart Out / Can't Let Go /
Misunderstood / Fade Away / Unbreakable / Such Is Life / 10 Minutes /
Paranoia (sung by Johnny Rocker) / Mirrors / Graduation / Reign On My
Parade... encores ..No Pity / Executions Day
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