Last night at the Krazy house saw the album launch of "through hell...and kept going". With support from No more stars and Roaring stampede. Whilst on the subject of Roaring stampede I don't believe I have witnessed such a grandiose act. Think Freddie Mercury mixed with Al Jourgensen from Ministry with chaps on and you go somewhere close to the sight on stage. Playing mainly covers, they played their set with enthusiasm but a bit over the top with the lead singer gyrating on and off the stage,even throwing in a costume change for good measure. Unbelievable. Mind you, they did warm up the crowd nicely for the Matchstickmen men. Taking to the stage with a bound lead singer,Lewis Wright,was obviously hyped to be there and wasted no time in getting straight into the album tracks. The crowd that had formed to see them was testament itself to the following the guys have. Although not overflowing,it was a nice size crowd who really seemed to enjoy themselves and responded well to the bands interactions. The band definitely suit a bigger stage and the acoustics sounded a lot better than the shipping forecast gig. Lewis' voice sounding robust and the band sounding tight and their enthusiasm and excitement radiated off the stage. Playing the album tracks,the new single "Dark Blue" and a few cover versions in for good measure I thoroughly enjoyed the set and the night as a whole.
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