17 August 2014

The Knaves E.P. Launch @ Studio 2 Liverpool

The Knaves E.P. Launch Studio 2 Liverpool

The Knaves E.P. Launch @ Studio 2 Liverpool

The Knaves have released their debut E.P. Suncatcher and their launch party was held at Studio 2 in Liverpool with a host of support bands to help them launch it in style.

Support, for us, started with the amazing The Jackobins. Having seen them at Liverpool Calling earlier in the year I was once again bowled over with their music. Dominic Bassnett's vocals once again blowing the roof off the venue and Veso's guitar wielding drumming up a storm on their anti war song Prussia. I said it last time but I cant recommend this band enough. Their energy is always at 11 and their music is not only heartfelt and passionate but intense and ferocious too.

After the mind-blowing Jackobins we had a less mind-blowing act in the form of The Jokers. Their music is very much in the early 90s with obvious influence from The Cure and New Order. I'm not sure if it was nerves or alcohol that got the better of the lead singer but stopping after the first song to retrieve the lyrics of which he had forgotten wasn't exactly professional but I must admit a little endearing. All in all not a very memorable set from the guys.

LSA from London completed the support and their music contains some exciting and catchy riffs. Not unlike The Libertines in their manner and approach musically, they played a number of songs including More or less equal and their new upcoming single Can't be trusted.  What let them down was what came across as the lead singers lack of enthusiasm. He at times seemed like he didn't want to be there and he couldn't wait to leave the stage and get home. Which was a shame because I felt the crowd really enjoyed their set and I, for one, would have liked to have heard more.

The Knaves launched into their E.P. with energy playing tracks like 95. An wonderful fast paced and energetic track that makes you want to clap your hands along with the music. In fact most of the music The Knaves produce is of this quality. Continuously upbeat and incorporating catchy lyrics and riffs to complete the package. They also provided a great cover of George Ezra's track Budapest and also a sneak peek into their new track which for the moment is just called Lemonade.

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable night with a mixed bag of support and a great band in the form of The Knaves.

You can buy the E.P. HERE

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