LIVE

Town/The Broken Vinyl Club

Venue: Le Pub, Newport
Date: 10th September 2011

Town and The Broken Vinyl Club are two new bands that have been creating a lot of excitement at AMP HQ over the last couple of months, so to have them both playing on the same night in Le Pub was a night that AMP could not miss out on.

The Broken Vinyl Club took to the stage and worked their way through a set that would not have been out of place in the swinging 60’s. This is a band that takes the sounds of The Kinks, The Who, The Small Faces, combined with the best of the ‘Brit Pop’ years to create songs that are going to start a much needed revival in British guitar music. What makes The Broken Vinyl Club so special and stand out from a lot of other bands is that they do wear their influences on their sleeves but in doing so they make a sound that is fresh, exciting and very much what British music has been crying out for for a long time. The Broken Vinyl Club have a very polished and perfected live sound that sounded great in the intimate setting of Le Pub and will sound just as good on the bigger stages that are awaiting this band in the years ahead.

Town are a Newport based band who have been receiving media attention through Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music who has been touting the latest single ‘Teenage Sky’. Town have a large local following in Le Pub tonight. Town played a very energetic, perfectly crafted set and sounding just as good live as they do on record. ‘Teenage Sky’ is one of the singles of the year, this is everything you could ask for in a song. A song that makes you want to go out and grab hold of life with both hands. With lyrics like ‘Teenage sky above our heads, the greatest symphony’ shows great song writing for such a young band.

Tonights gig was one of those gigs that we will remember for long time, seeing bands like The Broken Vinyl Club and Town in small venues gives this generation the chance to imagine what it would have been like seeing The Beatles in the Cavern Club or Oasis in the Boardwalk.

British music has been quiet for a few years, we have been sat patiently waiting for something to happen and now the wait is over. The Broken Vinyl Club and Town are two bands that you really can devote your life to, and you will not feel let down. These are bands that combine music, fashion and believe in the ‘gang ethic’ of being in a band.

Steve Tay

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