The Fleece, Bristol
More of a double bill than headliner/support this was a chance to catch up again with a couple of bands first seen last year. PINS are a Mancunian 5 piece playing punky-pop with a touch of northern sturm und drag detectable even before the Joy Division cover. They are obviously quite persuasive – first time I saw them (here) was supporting Wire who they joined for a thrashing encore of Drill – have Wire ever done this before? Next up were Honeyblood – 2 piece with a rather good album just out. Quite in yer face songs drugs, gangs, vilolence (plus some Corrs) but rather charming banter – tonight it was singer/guitarist Stina Tweedale’s birthday so she was got a round of Happy Birthday from the audience and regular presents from drummer/co-pilot Cat Myers. Mittens and fluffy slippers. Aww. And for the encore – why its PINS joining them on stage again. Obviously party time.
Sold out. Young Guns. Smily face. (No sign of Jeff – busy night in Briz)
It made me think..
Was tempted not to go out after a rubbish day but very glad I did. Time to listen to Unknown Pleasure again. BND!