We hadn't seen Blind River Scare for a while so it was a good to have them back in Newport. As tight as ever, the band are now an established 5 piece since Lisa joined on co-vocals last year adding a nice dynamic to the country-pop-rock. Killing Time, The Way the Story Goes, Something for The Pain, Wolfman Jack and the eponymous Blind River Scare all get an airing tonight. Check out a video of Wolf Man Jack here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1gA4r77qMA
As quick as lightening Treecreeper hit the stage. Starting with first (and best) track off the album Debris. The song featured on the Rough Trade Counter Culture 2006 compilation CD of best tracks of last year (see Jan 07) from when the album was self released.
The band looked the alt.country part with check shirts and jeans and with Le Pub’s wood paneled walls decked out in confederate flags you could easily think you had stumbled into a bar in a dusty mid-West state of the US. Many of those who had not heard Treecreeper were amazed to find that they are in fact from Buckinghamshire as the vocal are so American! Sounding part Dinosaur Jr part Uncle Tupelo, brothers Will (vocals/guitar) and Greg (bass/vocals) kept saying what a great venue Le Pub was while playing the entire Grain album. If you shut your eyes you would have sworn it was Jay Farrah and Son Volt in the room! Have a look at a live video:www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBP0WVpPC18
With Paul from Diverse on the decks spinning Americana tracks by the likes of Jayhawks, Laura Cantral, Redlands between the bands this is fast becoming an enjoyable and friendly night for music fans in South Wales. The new no-smoking laws which came into force this week only added to the enjoyment for those of us who would rather die of liver failure than secondary lung cancer. Keep the first Wednesday each month free in your diary for the future.. The MySpace page for Hot Burrito is: www.myspace.com/hot_burrito