– by SJRox
The Idol Dead’s catchy punk-fuelled heavy rock kicked ass at their album launch party for their second full album “Dark Little Hearts“. A set consisting of new songs ‘Vampire’ & ‘Hey Girl‘ fitting into the set effortlessly next to ‘Lily White’ & the ever brilliant ‘Travelling Man’.
Give me two bands exactly the same on album & on a stage & the band with a front person & they win every time. It’s a joy to watch Polly full of energy, charm & wit clambering over speakers, that he should have avoided, as they were on wheels! You can see the fun the band are having on the faces of each band member, having eagerly practiced & rehearsed for this moment.. Nish & Dan keeping a tight & steady rhythm, for the excellent guitar work of Tim & KC, the latter full of tremendous manic energy.
A sell out crowd of a couple of hundred made it feel like 1000s as they lapped up new songs ‘Dion’ & ‘Blue Skies’ & finally went crazy for older anthems ‘Buckle n’ Howl‘ & ‘Shooting Star‘. The highlight for most though was the stunning jaw dropping new power ballad, enjoyed on the night more so, with the on stage presence of Claire Cameron, who duets on the album track.
Earlier in the night we were entertained by three support bands, of varying styles of rock. Grunge ‘Luva Gunk’ the punkier ‘Beretta Suicide‘, & the best being ‘Further From The Truth’ with the boisterous Kat crowd surfing above the audience, she also possesses a great voice. An awesome night never to forget, continued with us all partying into the night!