Tonight was a night of firsts, three of them to be exact.
The First "first" was Analogue Consumption's debut; a progressive three
piece with heavy New Order influences.
The bass driven sound was pleasingly at odds with the low key vocal
style of the charismatic front man.
Those around me said it reminded them of someone; that muted vocal style
clearly there, but not in your face.
I felt it was reminiscent of
My Bloody Valentine, breathy and seeping through the fuggy Adelphi air.
The use of a drum machine was yet another reason to set them apart from other bands.
A quote by Debbie from Welly nightclub:
As far as first gigs go it's a blinding one
I heard elements of Pink Floyd in the melodies and Germanic motifs like
Kraftwerk without the monotone.
There's a girl on keys playing euphoric notes that wash over you; refreshingly good.
There's an unhurried feel to the band that results in a very different
atmosphere than the normal rock n roll pace.
The last number has an electro dance feel again early New Order during the
Technique era by my reckoning.
I'm going to enjoy dancing to this exciting new band in the next few
months as they quickly circumnavigate the local gig circuit.
If tonight's debut is anything to go by then the name Analogue Consumption
all though a mouthful will be on everyone's lips by Christmas.
So to the second "first" which was the first time hearing or seeing
Quick To The Observatory. My first feelings are of a band that comes
across frenetic and undefined.
They are an instrumental act this is obvious from the lack of vocals.
They hop from genre to genre within the first five minutes and I was
left scratching my head somewhat.
My good friend and musician Mike had this to say about Quick...Where do you
find an instrumental band theses days, it's not like you can just go down to
Argos and buy one or things like that?
As the band continue and the numbers get longer and more epic in construct
I begin to recognise where they are going. Prog.
Rock has been absent for some time and it would seem that Quick are on a
mission to bring it back.
Swathes of King Crimson says the man at the back, I say reminiscent less
earthy but reminiscent of early Genesis particularly the flowery bits.
Emotive? Most certainly. Accessible? Not to your average Indie fan, and
not in today's sense of the word.
Expansive clever with practices that make the different sounds voice like.
Almost as if the instruments were conversing with each other.
Quick invoke images of Tangerine Dream and Hawkwind in particular the stop
start methods of Steve Hillage as the guitar lines cascade of the stage.
I am told to mention the guitarist's shirt, so nice shirt.
They make a hell of a lot of sound for a three piece; multi layered textured and bold.
In between bands the sounds of The Cure ring out including a track possibly called
I will always love you I know it by the electro goth/rock outfit Snake River Conspiracy.
Music Reviews - Tuesday 22nd August - GST Cardinals The Vultures and Park and Ride at
The Sesh By Michelle Dee Photos By Michelle and Rachel
Just got back from The Sesh on Princes Avenue, I had to strip off as soon
as I was in the privacy and comfort of my living room because I was so hot and sticky.
Sat naked now, I write this appraisal of tonight's eventful triple header.
GST Cardinals were in fine fettle taking a rare early slot they proceeded to
rock the Sesh to the rafters. They played a mix of
Music Reviews - Friday 18th August 06 - Disarm, Maeven and Slite Return at The Ringside By Dick Spring Photo Gallery By Mo
ROCK! This is something that seemed to be sadly lacking in Hull in recent years,
though once again Ringside seems to be at the forefront of this with some visionary booking.
Such was the case tonight, with RingsideLightning Jack Cane and his rock revival disco in
the downstairs bar of Ringside, with a sizeable number of real rockers
Music Reviews, Galleries - 16th June 06 - Cherry Cobb Cartel, The Vels
and Redshed at The Ringside By Mo
Checkout this 6 page photo gallery of Cherry Cobb Cartel, The Vels and
Redshed at The Ringside By Mo.
I know more about UFO's and the New World Order than I do about writing music reviews so you'll excuse my excuse.
Please link back to us ta.
Music Reviews - 27th July Bridging The Gap at Christopher's featuring So and So's, Kill Surf City, Iodo,
Ernest and Starter By Michelle Dee Photos by Mo - FULL Galleries Added !
We at thisisull had originally chosen the band Tarifa to go with Ernest to play at
Christopher's but sadly they had to drop out. Luckily Cilla kept her eye on the ball
and soon had vintage beauties Kill Surf City on the bill instead.
Yours truly did somewhat have the wind taken out so to speak, so all credit to
Cilla and Brian for holding this one together.
Cilla, Mo and I
Music Reviews - Wednesday 9th August 06 - Prologue to Leeds: The Unsigned Bands Showcase at The Welly By Joe Hakim Photos By Mo
So I get up late, overwhelmed by an uncontrollable lust for hummus.
Goddamn those funky mashed up chick peas, I can't get enough.
I'm still managing to hold onto my common-as-fuck credentials though - I eat it with chips.
Putting my nibbles issues aside, I get my shit together and head off to The Welly to
see the Carling stage warm-up event,
Music Reviews -
Bloc Party, Mystery Jets and The Infidels at The Welly - Thursday 21st October By Andy Dykes, Photos by Darren Rogers
- NEW GALLERIES.
Once again, Sweet and Sour at The Welly have provided the people of Britain's
critically acclaimed crappest town with another great line up including one of
Britain's hottest new bands.
I've heard that Bloc Party are the favourite band of the kid who plays
Harry Potter in the films, and as I stand in the queue
Music Reviews - Sunday 16th July 06 - Humber Fest (otherwise known as DarrenFest) By Michelle Dee Photographs by Roland Standaert
If you were there that Sunday, a mile outside of Barton on the North bank of the
Humber River halfway down the Far Ings Road, in the glorious sunshine, you will know you
were part of something very special. If you were not then you missed out, unbelievably so.
Yesterday's nine hour Humber Fest music marathon will become the stuff of folklore.
Myths will be created
Music Reviews - Monday 10th July 06 - The Briggs at The Ringside, Hull By Jason and Jordan Carroll Photographs by Mo
My son and I had just drove up from Stockport where on Sunday night we saw The Briggs,
and yes we are big fans.
On Monday night there were only about 60 people there, which is a shame for a great band from the USA.
They came on and it was 100 miles per hour from start to finish with great songs like
One Shot Down, Waiting in the shadows, Dungeon WallsRead more...
Music Reviews - 6th July Stripped 1st Birthday at the Wellington Inn By Michelle Dee Photographs By Mo
Stripped acoustic night is one year old and I have finally managed
to get down to one of the increasingly popular nights of live music.
I order a pint of the Stripped birthday ale produced specially
for the occasion and slip into a seat near the front.
The music takes place in an area to the left of the main bar in a fairly small
Music Reviews - Tuesday 13th June 06 - Bon Jovi at KC Stadium By Steve Rudd Photographs by Brigitte Freeman
Fans of rock music in Hull haven't really had much cause to complain over the past couple of
years, given the fact that the likes of Bryan Adams and REM have both played at the KC Stadium.
I could hardly believe it when Bon Jovi were announced to play as the final date of the band's
European leg of their world-wide Have A Nice Day tour, and thus I duly
Music Reviews - Sunday 25th June 06 - Wireless Festival with The Who, The Eels and Turismo at Harewood House Leeds By Moggy SideWinder (Good friend of Pete Townshend)
After careful, strategic, military organisation (something that has always come
naturally to Hull bands) Turismo and their entourage were ready for lift off
which would launch them bang in the middle of Harewood House in Leeds for the
Sadly, much to the distaste of your humble narrator, the organisation committee
had exempted me
Music Reviews - 27th June Shindigg Le Shed Franks and Khi at Piper Club By Michelle Dee with photo gallery
Tonight was a break from the norm, Piper on a Tuesday instead of the Sesh?
My step-dad once said enough is as good as a feast and a change is as good as a rest.
He also had things to say about fruit machines, one-legged men in arse kicking
competitions and matchboxes, but they aren't particularly relevant here.
So there we were,
Music Reviews, Galleries - Friday 31st March 06 - Pure Techno 2nd Birthday Party
Checkout this 4 page photo gallery of Pure Techno 2nd Birthday PartyBen Sims (Ingoma/Hardgroove/Primate/Theory)
Wilko (Ignition Technician) B2B Phil Walls (Primate/Yin Yang/Player)
Swiv (R3TOX/Pure Techno)
Maily & Biskit.
Bungle (Larkin Out)
Ben Jammin'DJ Long
Live visuals by Eyeball ToastRead more...
Music Reviews - Friday 2nd June 06 - Outspoken Silence Jack Knife and Screaming Sorrow at The Ringside By Michelle Dee Photographs By Mo
In the last month I have spoken about trying to publicise different genres on
thisisull.com so to this end I accepted the invitation from Outspoken Silence to the
half term gig at The Ringside on Beverley Rd.
First off I am not versed in the intricacies of the Emo genre, nor do I have any real
knowledge about the subculture built around the Emo bands.
But I can simply