Saturday, 2 April 2011
Sorry For Nothing Live Gig Review
Well on Thursday I proudly announced I would be seeing Kyuss Lives on Thursday night. Unfortunately I didn't go to the gig. Thanks to Train Problems affecting the area where I live. Everywhere was overbooked and we couldnt get down to Nottingham to see them.
So instead I decided to see Sorry For Nothing at Trillians Rock Bar in Newcastle instead who were performing on Thursday night as well. I hadnt seen these guys perform for a while. But am massive fans of their music. Especially their awesome new album. Psycho Monster Resurrection. You can read my previous articles on this blogspot here and here.
Well the SFN guys came onto Trillians stage about 9:40pm and delivered a brilliant powerhouse 40 minute 9 song set.
The guys exploded on the stage straight away with Wolfman. And they got the crowd in attendance pumped up with their own unique brand of Stoner/Doom/Sludge Rock.
Rob (Lead Singer/Guitarist) was in fine form tonight. Growled, grizzly vocals with a sort of possessed stage presence not seen in most singers. His guitar playing was top-notch tonight. Not one mistake made. Well I didn't spot any but I was a bit drunk by then.
The band then went straight into Hammerblow. This set the gig into overdrive. As the bass lines got louder courtesy of Stu's excellent playing. Watching Rob and Stu play on stage together is something that needs to be seen. As these guys don't stay in the same spot for less than 5 seconds.
Trillians Stage is a very small stage. But Rob and Stu made it look like a football pitch with all of the movement on the stage. This really added to the atmosphere.
The songs kept on coming brilliantly with Electric Blood and then an old SFN Classic - Knots from their debut album.
Holding this band together is John (The Drummer) who is also Rob's brother. In my opinion John is the best drummer in the North East Unsigned Scene. And tonight he showed why. As he was hitting the drums what felt like with a hammer. Loud, Fast and Furiously Loud.
Well the whole band was playing brilliant tonight. To the small crowd in attendance which was a shame as these guys deserve as much as attention as everyone else.
The band then exploded with Messiah Test from their new album. This song is an excellent track live. And its hard not to see why. Cracking guitar solos and Rob's near high pitched vocals that could shatter glass if he went any higher.
We then got two of my fave SFN tracks. Big Top and Blind. Both excellent Stoner/Doom Tracks in their own right. Especially Blind. As that is my fave track from the new album. It was great to finally hear it played live.
SFN then ended this great gig with Witchfinder and Swallow.
The guys got a great reception and send off from the crowd in attendance made of old fans and new. On this performance its hard not see why Sorry For Nothing are the best band in the North East of England.
With the day starting so badly for me with the trains messing up Kyuss Lives Gig. Thanks to Rob, Stu and John for picking me up with an excellent gig which will last in the memory for a while.