Pave - Linnet and Lark 05 February 2004 By Nick Quantrill
2004 hasn't been the greatest years so far. It kicked off more than adequately in the Old Town Square of Prague but went rapidly down hill from there.
Returning home I battled unsuccessfully against tonsillitis for a couple of weeks before slipping on the ice and breaking two fingers! Almost recovered, I decided to unleash myself upon Hull once again.
The return of 'The Sesh' at Linnet and Lark seemed as good any place to do this.
Pave return in 2004 as a three-piece. This is intrigued me as I've always considered that all the best bands are four-pieces.
A band without two guitarists is like fish without chips, England without Beckham etc etc. You get the picture.
It would be fair to say that I've never been a fan of three pieces. Can you name a good three piece? No really, can you?
After all, there are only so many things you can do with the loud-quiet-loud-quiet formula applied by the likes of Nirvana.
It's the musical equivalent of watching say, Southampton's midfield battle valiantly against Arsenal. It's all very interesting, but you know full well what the end result will be.
It's not going to hold any surprises for you.
Given my general dislike for three-pieces it was with a little trepidation that I went to the gig.
All's well that ends well though. The reduction in numbers has obviously forced the band to focus on the arrangements as well as what works and what doesn't for them.
This, in the main, gets the thumbs up from me. There were occasional moments when I found myself crying out for another instrument, as the tunes threatened to became a little pedestrian, but those moments were rare.
Pave played with their usual enthusiasm and the new material sounded great.
Overall, it was another good night for Pave in front of a large audience and an unusually well balanced sound in The Linnet.
Clearly, Pave have worked hard on staying an interesting band.
There aren't many three-piece bands that can hold my attention, never mind enthuse me, but Pave passed the test.
Look out for the CD!
Music Reviews - Komplikated at theTurnpike Thursday 5th Feb By Scarrie
This was the first time I'd seen the Hull 5 piece in action but I'd heard good things and I wasn't disappointed.
The band certainly aren't lacking in talent, Leah (lead vocals) has a stunning voice complemented by some fine guitar work.
The indie/pop rock songs quickly have you tapping your hands, feet (or whatever bodily instrument you choose) and singing along.
Misic Reviews - Birthday Party with a Difference -
February 1st at the Adelphi By Sue Watson.
The day didn't start too well. One of the top bands (Shindigg) informed me that their drummer had quit the band and wouldn't be coming (Ouch).
Luckily for me the other 3 members have an alter-ego (The Flatmates) and they agreed to open the event.
I wondered how the Goths and young punks would take to them, but I was pleasantly surprised and they were very well received.
Misic Reviews - The best way to spend a Sunday!
Hull's Adelphi 1st February 04 By Mike Burton.
Well, we arrived late and caught the Bob Monkhouse dedicated last song from Killer of Saints, best described as "Nirvana get heavy!"
Then it was the turn of prepubescent punkers, Mad Crowd Disease. We didn't actually get to see much of the band due to flailing of arms and thrashing of limbs, but the set was promising none the less.
Stained with Offspring style guitars, occasionally breaking into ..
Music Reviews - Night of the Sidewinder - Silhouette Club 24th January 04 By Lee Cassanell
Sidewinder have the moves and the tunes to become the darlings of the Hull Music scene which is exploding with milky white talent at this present moment in time.
Band Reviews - Badness and All Mod Cons at the Piper Club - 29th Dec 03 by Jane Foster
I went to see Hull's favourite Madness cover band - Badness- at the Piper club on Newland Ave.
They were supported by All Mod Cons, who are a tribute to The Jam.
It was a fantastic night..
I'm old enough to remember Madness quite well, I confess..although at the time I wasn't particularly into them, they were definitely a band for the lads.
Music Reviews - Drypool Hulls Best Band By Rob Dolman
In my opinion, the best band in Hull at the minute is Drypool.
I have seen all the rest -Diablo, Turismo, The Raywells, The favours etc. etc. Yawn, Yawn.
I mean these bands tout themselves as original.
C'mon, some cover bands are more original than this lot.
Drypool are tight, musically creative and no two songs sound alike.
I really recommend them..
Music Reviews - Die for, Silence in the Streets, Mourning Wood -
Adelphi 23rd December By Marcus Lewis
I, like many others, began the night with disappointment at the news that The Freaks Union were unavailable to play, after being on the bill.
However, it was two days before Christmas and I was determined to have my drinks and enjoy some live talent.
I understood the bulk of the bands were ..
Music Reviews - SIT UP and Listen to Riley by Cilla
Dave Robertson, Riley song writer has a way with words. You can just hear a ghost of a twang of his Liverpudlian accent come through.
Just enough to melt one or two hearts, I suspect. And the tunes? Well, I can't stop listening. They stick in your brain.
Sit Up, the single from their new EP is, to me, their most memorable song.
The lyrics are simple; like the Sunday morning when you woke up ..
Music Reviews - Miss Black America at the Adelphi Wednesday 10th December
I was as always, in a blind panic - half an hour to get ready (unheard of - and a girl my age needs time to apply the slap!) - late news that Miss Black America were playing at the Adelphi - tonight - the band that apparently John Peel (my hero) had heralded as 'the next big thing' ... and the batteries for the camera still hadn't recharged from the its last outing ....
Late again, but the Adelphi was really heaving - obviously more people read the Daily Mail..
Music Reviews - DJ DEFUNKT AND BEATMASTER WRIGHT at the Adelphi by Carolyn
Now then all! As usual a review or two from me - better late than never!! I hope that you are all well and have been partying hard to get into the Christmas Spirit this year.
It's been a busy year, especially for all those involved in thisisull.com. It has literally gone from huge to massive for this website and there have been some fantastic events covered by all the reviewers.
Music Reviews - Shindigg/Silence in the Streets/Build Up to Nothing/Killer of Saints/The Flatmates
by Eammon Chirdlich - Sunday 30th Nov.
I arrived at the Adelphi with some trepidation - an afternoon of live music with five bands, only one of which I'd seen live before and from their names, it sounded like a real mixed bag. Nevertheless, I paid my three pounds and prepared..