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The Lost Souls Club EP Launch Review

The Lost Souls Club have released their highly anticipated EP High Noon on Friday 8th June via rocktastic EP launch at The Joiners in Southampton. All their close friends and fans have gathered together to come and celebrate with the band at this very special occasion and enjoy some great support line up from the Dolomite Minor and The Witches.

Being just 16 year old, the opening act from Southampton, blues/rock’n’roll duo Dolomite Minor left the audience stunned with their incredible performance and a rare talent coming from the singer/guitarist Joe who could be easily compared to the likes of a young Kurt Cobain and a drummer Max who might as well be one of the best young drummers out there. Their songs have a great energy and a quality guitar tunes and if they are able to achieve this at such a young age, we can only imagine what’s about to come from Dolomite Minor in the future. Check out the music on their Facebook Page.

Next up were The Witches. Seeing them live for the third time (check out my review of their latest EP launch here) the guys never fail to surprise me with their ability to create a unique and fun atmosphere while giving all their energy into their performance.  Loud and exciting, amazing full on vocals and little jokes between the songs put a smile on people’s faces. The Witches’ power left everyone pretty warmed up and ready for the main act whom we all came to support, The Lost Souls Club.

EP release is always a very special moment for any band . For The Lost Souls Club it means a step forward, a green light to the next path of their musical journey. Their music is officially out there for more people to make a connection with it and to gain more like minded followers who will be touched by the sound coming from their deepest selves.

And that’s what you get when seeing The Lost Souls Club live. A deep, charismatic performance coming from each one of the members, widely reaching to the audience while expressing and releasing all the emotions and feelings they put into their music and lyrics.

The great connection and passion on stage is unmissable and creates an intense and soulful atmosphere which makes seeing this band a truly enjoyable and unforgettable live experience.

The High Noon EP consist of five tracks, each one of them deep and moody, with various stories to tell. Starting off with the famous Romeo which sets off the vibe of the record with its killer riff while the second track Kiss Away the Sun is more laid back but still very powerful with it’s melancholic tune.

The sound gets darker and fuzzier again with Shoot Me Down and lyrically epic and energetic track We’re All Gonna Die Anyway for which the band made a special video showing a footage from their exciting tour in Asia, Australia and Canada (watch below). Finishing off with the calmest track on the EP I know I Spoke Too Soon, the record leaves you with a desire to hear more of the Lost Souls Club’s moving sound.

The band played a great set at the launch including all five tracks from the EP and many other songs among which we got to hear Son You Look Like You Need Jesus, Heathen, Compassion Fatigue, Ordinary LoveSlipping Away or Leave the Light On.

It was a truly memorable performance with people dancing away and clearly enjoying all the rock’n’roll noise while getting a chance to win some limited t-shirts from the band.

With announcing the last song but audience not having it and cheering for more, soon after the guys were back on stage rocking away and closing the gig with Leave the Light On.

Everyone who was at The Joiners that night knows that this band doesn’t belong on a small stage but to big sold out venues. But with the EP finally out and more material waiting to be released, I believe that The Lost Souls Club fan base is going to grow fast.

Check out more pictures from the show here => The Lost Souls Club EP Launch

Links – Facebook, Twitter

Click on the image to purchase the EP on iTunes

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The Wytches EP Launch – The Hope, Brighton

A few months ago, I was lucky enough to come across a band that completely blew me away with their live performance.

Since then, I have waited for the right moment to feature them on my blog while I’ve been digging their music and following the updates including the exciting news about their new EP.

So after having the pleasure of attending the EP launch on Tuesday night (May the 8th) at The Hope in Brighton, now my dear music lovers, let me properly introduce you The Wytches – a Brighton/Peterborough based band to which this saying applies without a doubt: ‘Once seen, never forgotten.’

You might think The Wytches are just another band swinging through the underground music scene and playing some loud grunge rock, that will make your ears ache.

Well, they might be, but not many of those bands, especially after you see them live, leave you with such an impression that literally screams out the words ‘Holy Shit’.

Kristian Bell (vocal and lead guitar), Gianni Honey (drums) and Dan Rumsey (bass) have a special gift to give the crowd something unique and original.  And it’s not easy to describe to those who haven’t seen them play, how incredible and powerful the atmosphere they provide while on stage is.

It’s their charisma, realness and a simple ‘Don’t give a fuck’ attitude while playing and singing as loud as they can (sometimes even throwing things around) that makes you just shake your head in disbelief and go ‘Wow’.

That’s the power of The Wytches. Trust me. This is a band you want to see live.

Their Tuesday EP launch was full of great music from the start thanks to the supporting bands Kid Capola, Sky Harbour and Rising Tide! All three bands rocked and it was so good to discover some new music!

Some very close fans came to support The Wytches on this important night and enjoy the great set of all their tracks. It was an insane, sound cracking and a brilliant experience once again!

The lead singer Kristian is an incredible singer/guitarist and both Dan – playing the bass and Gianni the drums, have totally smashed it through the whole thing. Simply ‘kick ass’.

I was glad that my friend really enjoyed their performance, so the band has gained a new fan. All the guests had a chance to get their hands on one of the awesome limited hand drawn EP’s from the band!

The whole night was just a really good fun filled with friendly people and a quality music!

I’ll be definitely seeing the guys soon again!

Here, you can also listen and download their first EP below!

Links – Facebook, Twitter


Whales in Cubicles – Brighton Gig Review

Green Door Store, Brighton 18/2/12

When I found out that Whales in Cubicles were going to play at the Green Door Store, I simply had to be there. Since I have heard their amazing track We Never Win, I have fallen for their sound and meaningful lyrics.

Luckily I have managed to book the night off so I was really exited to go and see them play live. Unfortunately my friend who was supposed to come with me got sick so I had to make a decision, if to go alone or just stay at home and sulk. The weather was kind of crap as well but I just said to myself: ‘What the hell, let’s just go, have a good time and support the guys.’ It was their first time playing in Brighton and I didn’t want to miss the opportunity as I am a big fan!

After getting to Brighton by bus as I live outside the city, I made my way to Green Door Store. I got there around half past seven and there was nobody in except the bar people and the bands that were sound checking in the back room. I got myself a drink and sat down at a table. Soon I spotted the WIC guys and got really exited!

As the first band came on, I went to check them out with the rest of the people.

The Witches – a band from Brighton, that I will definitely write more about in the future, totally delivered. What an entrance, I thought. I loved every minute of it and I will surely go and see them play again. This is why I love going to small gigs because you always get to discover great new bands like this. And if the band is good live like  The Witches were, then it’s a win.

Here is one of their tracks!

During the first break I saw the WIC guys Leo (drums) and Alex (guitar) standing at the bar so I came to them and introduced myself. They were really nice, friendly and appreciative of me making the effort to come and see them play. Any time guys! 😉

Then Stef (vocals, giutar) came along and I was really happy to meet him as I am a big fan of his lyric writing. He was very kind and gave me some stickers and a little badge that says ‘We Never Win’ which I adore!

You don’t always get a chance to chat to the band members at gigs so I was happy I did get to meet WIC. I have mentioned to them that I am going to make a review on my blog.  Not that I wanted to put them under any kind of pressure! 😀

I spoke to Stef about music and one thing I really wanted to know was who his musical influences are.  I was pleasantly surprised when he said that he’s a big fan of Jeff Buckley, my all time favourite artist. WIC’s music inspires me in a similar way because of the honesty and realness of the songs. 

Stef writes lyrics to all their songs and they are one of the reasons I fell in love with their music. His words make you think and realize what really matters in life, what’s todays generation of young people like, politics, love, life and death…

Even the Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe praised their single We Never Win in Timeout, saying how great this band is and how right their lyrics are. It’s good that he gets the message these guys are trying to send and tries to spread the word.

‘We never win because we’re fine with it… We never do the things we should have done… We never learn, we never change, we just repeat the same mistakes again, which we’ve never done finished paying for…

Here is a nice acoustic version of the song.

I surely wasn’t regretting coming to see these guys play live because they delivered 100 percent. They’ve played few songs including my favorites Across America, We Never Win and Nowhere Flag. Stef sang amazing live, Leo played the drums to death and Alex and Jamie rocked the guitars. The connection between them was great and they absolutely smashed it on stage. It was such a cool experience to see them play from such a close distance and get the real feel of it. Pure rock’n’roll!

They wanted to play one more song at the end but they got cut off as the main band was running late so they didn’t let them. Jeez, it was just one more song people! Would love to hear it!

As they were taking their stuff off the stage, I was waiting to say goodbye as I had to head back home. I had a nice last little chat with Stef and soon the lovely Leo brought a couple of their We Never Win vinyls I wanted to get for me and one of my friends.

They kindly signed them both, then I got to take a photo with them all and at last I gave them well deserved hug for being so great. I’m so glad I got to meet this amazing bunch of guys and got to enjoy their amazing music. I hope to see them rocking the stage again soon! 🙂

Here are some photos I took:

WIC links: Website, Facebook, Twitter

Unfortunately Stef’s amazing guitar got stolen that night and they are trying to get it back so please if you are from Brighton and you spot this guitar anywhere let them know on their Facebook Page or Twitter!