Sunday, 1 January 2017


So, what a way to end 2016's gigging, Friday the 30th of December saw myself and Chris down at Club-85 for the inaugural gig of promoter Roger King's new enterprise, The Left Field Club, concentrating on nights with more of a theme running through but also to give new young bands a chance to play to a decent audience, and wey hey, what a way to start!


Unusual Signatures

As I write this
I don’t expect it to rhyme
Well not all the time
And certainly not to any structured form
That may be considered the norm
For like a lot of jazz
And for that matter Math Rock
It matters not
Appearing at first to perhaps be free-form
It is in fact somewhat painstakingly considered
Highly structured
But in an unusual way
Changing the scheme of things 
In a most unusual and largely
Unpredictable way!

And so it was for the inaugural gig
Of Roger Kings new promotion enterprise
The Left Field Club
With four bands
Math Rock influenced
A theme
If you see what I mean

Toy Toise
Chris and I were there at Club-85
On the 30th of December 2016
Kicking it all off were new band Toy Toise
They made a somewhat pleasant noise
Post Emo indie rock with the most unusual time signatures
A chaotic cacophony of sound which worked and should be heard
Twinkle Punk due Pet Library were the next act we’d see
Uplifting songs about self loathing, depression, addiction
Amazing guitar and drums, such fun
In-between deep philosophical discussions about the arts
And how success corrupts
How the media machine takes over
But then again, it is a business after all
And there are many who survive the fall
Keeping control of their integrity
Like thee next two bands we’d see

Pet Library (Expect great things from them in 2017)
Harlow new town spawned Don’t Worry
Well structured songs of great clarity
More time changes than a station clock
Running fast or maybe slow
Oh well, that’s the way it goes
They were in fact excellent
But the best was yet to come

Don't Worry

Redwood put me in mind of Shels, BOSSK and maybe
Even a touch of early Biffy
They were quite simply
All in all a great evening spent
In great company
With good music
What a way to end 2016’s gigging.

Cheers and Happy New Year 

This is the last one from 2016, so, Happy New Year One and All, here’s hoping 2017 will be a year to remember for all the right reasons.

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