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Review: The Horrors @ Electric Ballroom, June 5th.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , on June 6, 2009 by musicmuleblog

The Horrors @ Electric Ballroom, Camden. June 5th 2009Before last night I’d never seen The Horrors live. Having become somewhat obsessed with their second album, the thrilling ‘Primary Colours’, I was half excited to hear it in the flesh, half nervous that any illusions of greatness I had would come crashing down in one fell swoop. Continue reading

Review: Gang Gang Dance @ Dingwalls, June 1st.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , on June 2, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Gang Gang Dance @ Dingwalls, June 1st 2009.

Gang Gang Dance seem to be attracted to infernos. In February all of their equipment burned to the ground along with the Amsterdam venue they had played the previous evening. Tonight in a packed Dingwalls the temperature must be somewhere close to that blaze. Continue reading

Review: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson @ The Lexington, May 26th.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , on May 27, 2009 by musicmuleblog

That Miles Benjamin Antony Robinson is a man of many names I am certain of but is he also the man of many talents as he has been dubbed by musos around the world? I went to his debut UK headline show at The Lexington near Kings Cross to find out. Continue reading

Review: Deerhunter @ Scala, May 18th.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , on May 20, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Deerhunter @ Scala, May 18th 09.

When Karen-O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs claims a band’s live show is the equivalent of ‘a religious experience’ you get excited, very excited. Continue reading

Review: The Great Escape 2009, day 3.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , , on May 20, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Mystery Frontman

So the third and final day of The Great Escape 2009 and being a Saturday it was the busiest of the lot crowd wise. Read on to see which bands made the trip to the seaside worthwhile including the above front man to the best new band in the world – who is it?? Continue reading

Review: Willliam Elliot Whitmore @ The Windmill, Brixton. April 13th

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , on April 15, 2009 by musicmuleblog

William Elliot Whitmore @ The Windmill, Brixton. April 13th 09 by musicmule.co.uk

mp3: William Elliot Whitmore – Old Devils

Iowa’s William Elliot Whitmore is the real deal. He’s exactly what I want from a blues folk musician – beard toting, whisky downing and most of all a man possessed with the spirit of music. Yee f**cking ha! Luckily he doesn’t keep any of the above to himself this evening (except for the beard thankfully), dishing out shots of whisky to members of the crowd, inviting friends and strangers on stage and taking every request thrown at him. Continue reading

Review: Dead Confederate / Darker My Love / A Place To Bury Strangers @ KCLSU, April 6th.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , , on April 7, 2009 by musicmuleblog

More often than not there’s a band that sticks out like a sore thumb when you look at a lineup. Not the case this evening. All bands are guitar heavy and loud, very very loud and luckily KCLSU has just the sound system for the job.

First up are Dead Confederate from Athens, Georgia (USA) who have been described as Southern Rock but there’s more to them than the big riffs of that whiskey drenched genre. Don’t get me wrong there are big guitars aplenty as are there rock out tangents but there’s a bit more introspection to it than all that. There’s a noticeably grungey side to the band too, especially in front man Hardy Morris and his Kurt Cobain like appearance and guitar style. Impressive facial hair on show from bearded guitarist Walker Howle and twirly moustached keyboard player John Watkins . They can play some too. Great slide guitar, haunting keys and driving beats make songs like their single, ‘The Rat’ a very special affair. They play The Victoria in Mile End tonight, go check them out for yourselves! I just hope their sound system can take it.

For Fans Of: My Morning Jacket, Nirvana, Soundgarden, BRMC, Radiohead.

mp3: Dead Confederate – The Rat

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