Thursday, 3 January 2013

Blindfolds.....Mean and Moody Rockers

Looking for a good reason to visit King Tut's on Friday 4th January.....look no further.....mean and moody Glasgow rockers Blindfolds are taking to the stage and bringing you a blistering set that'll include tracks from their new Voodoo EP released in November of last year.

Blindfolds are - John Gerrard O’Neill, Conor Jack Goldie, Joshua Campbell & Stuart Ivens.  

Formed only a year ago yet come at you with an assured, punky, rockabillylike bad ass Mo Fo attitude. From the off they show their quality with Joshua's drum intro on the opening track of the EP 'Black Magic' leading into John's gritty in your face vocals.  

The King Tut's gig is on the back of a sell out show at Broadcast in Glasgow and Glasswerk had this to say about their set......There was a real party atmosphere throughout the show and the band played with similes on their faces all night. The crowd pressed ever closer to the front of the stage creating a marvellous sweaty rock atmosphere. Blindfolds seemed to react to the energy, playing at a fast pace and showing off their EP songs. Girl Gang with its fifties feel and great guitar was well done, as was the infectious Young Blood. Another highlight in a great set was Razorblade Johnny, a song with a menacing edge to it.  

My favourite track on the EP is 'Columbus' with it's retro Dr Feelgood stylee, sleazy harmonica, thumping drum, a chant backing vocal that the fan's love, solid bass throughout from Stuart and stylish geetar from Conor Goldie.  Just to prove my point and show you this is a gig not to miss.....back to Glasswerk for a word on how the Broadcast set finished.....

'Columbus', fast paced and very energetic. This one is a perfect closing song, coming to a massive crescendo which saw John O’Neil disappear into the crowd, still singing. He finally made it back to the stage before dropping the mic and taking his leave. Conor Goldie was by now enveloped in the front row of the audience, still playing, while a fan picked up the mic to add her own vocals. The rest of the band finally left the stage to a tremendous, and well deserved, ovation.   
Sharing the stage on the night are the mental Begbies, up and comers The Gazelles and Radio Arcade. 

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