The Amazing Snakeheads – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – 30 March 2014

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Having been impressed with these guys supporting Jim Jones Revue it seemed only polite to give them a more thorough check out. Sneaky Pete’s should have been an ideal venue for their aggressive, psychotic, claustrophobic rockabilly attitude and music …. Hmmmm!

Unfortunately that violent undercurrent spread to some of their fans whose over the top moshing made standing near the front an invitation to a punch-up, which luckily never materialised.

Musically and visually the Snakeheads make a big, and good impression. Front man Dale Barclay is magnetic and compelling, creating that brooding menace with his words, movements and guitar stabs. The music is simple but effective, tight but sparse. All good stuff and a few of the songs have memorable hooks. The whole set though was a bit light on variety so the songs blur … Given some time their set will get stronger.

I’d probably go to see them again and I expect the current buzz about them to put them in bigger, hopefully safer environments ;o)

7/11 Attended by George, Karen, Jan, Mhairi, Andy, Douglas

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-amazing-snakeheads/2014/voodoo-belfast-northern-ireland-2bc3247e.html

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Gig Reviews. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s