As it turns out, going to see a band purely on the name is a good strategy. You get a name like Soul Sister Dance Revolution and you just have to go, especially if a miscellanous old man recommends them to you. So they play at quarter past one in the morning, another underground club, we go to the barrier purely because we’re tired and need something to lean on, fully expecting a female lead funk//electro band, having neither read nor heard anything by or about this band before.
What we get is a hard rock band from The Netherlands and soon we hit second wind and dance about, occasionally shoving backwards into the mosh pit that’s developed behind us and everyone tries to highfive the singer between songs. The flimsy barrier lurched forward at one point and it felt like we were the only people holding it up and guy at the keyboard who’s having a whale of a time knocked over a sampler so energetic is definitely a word that’ll get thrown about especially if they can muster that kind of enthusiasm so late a night.
Apparently they’ve been compared to Arctic Monkeys what the fuck, no they do not.