Howls/The Deconstructors/The Sound Of Guns
Barfly, Seel Street
3rd July 2008
Reviewed by and
I was very impressed by The Howls. The lead singer had a powerful voice
and good stage presence. The band was quite sexy in the way they put themselves
over in rock n roll style. There was a good communication between the
band and the audience and the lead singer and the overall band were linked
up in terms of energy and communication.
The music was quite indie and rock n roll. It reminded me a little bit
at times of a group I heard, way back in the eighties when I was living
in America, American's premiere psychedelic cowboy band, New Riders. That
was the feeling I got from them.
Overall, I thought they were funky and I could have watched them throughout
I thought the band came across brilliantly to a crowded room who were
quite taken aback by the great music and guitar riffs. I thought the drummer
was really tight.They really got the crowd going.
The band was very passionate about the music and they tuned into the crowd.
I also liked the way they spoke to the crowd and addressed them. I thought
they were quite rocky but not quite as rocky as the second band which
was called The Sound of Guns.
The Sound of Guns (photo above)
I preferred the previous band to this one but I could see how this band
were pretty cool. I did like them. The lead singer was a true scouser
and not afraid to rock the crowd. He reminded me a bit of Jim Morrison
and had a lot of stage presence, not afraid to jump onto a podium and
shout out his thoughts. Very atmospheric and well worth watching. As I
listened to them, I felt as if I was walking through a subway in the early
1970s towards a group of people and the sun was shining with a little
rain here and there. Great band to watch. I think they will do well
I thought this band was great. Loved the way it started off with a kind
of light show displayed around the drum kit.
They began with powerful riffs then the singer’s powerful voice
which got to the crowd.The whole room was absolutely chocker and the whole
crowd were jumping around and enjoying it. The lead guitarist let his
guitar sing through middle eights and solos. The drummer was really tight.
The band were integrating with themselves and the lead singer was standing
up on the speakers having fun with the crowd. Overall, I felt this band
made the night.
The bands The Deconstructors and Kids From Argentina also took part in