Sunday, 10 February 2013

UPCOMING! Young Rival + The Damn Truth + Adam Strangler

Young Rival + The Damn Truth + Adam Strangler at Divan Orange | February 14"


First off, I'm particularly anticipating Thursday's performance due to a strong supporting line-up that will include retro rockers, The Damn Truth. They tend to blast a HI-FI auditory disruption that is sculpted from sound waves of sixties blues-rock. I first caught them a few years back working the pub scene at Mckibbins. They were a high caliber bar band churning out soulful blues notes, mostly covers at the time although they had already released their debut EP, self-titled "The Damn Truth". 

The band has since grown and has released their first, full-length album, "Dear in The Headlights" (and debut music video below), a sincere first effort of audio representation for the aspiring group. Have a listen if you like though I advise you to take a look at their live show. Where else does the magic happen? Lee-La Baum's cherry-blasting rasp shows promise of becoming one of the singular voices of this city. She's that good and the band is that good. They are local and deserve your attention.

Seeming to sit in well with Young Rival is Adam Strangler, whose Bandcamp offers a collection of ironic flavourful tunes off a five-track EP "Sweet Dust" that has been playing on rotation for this writer at this time of writing. At first glance, I figured this guy must be from the music. Ironic vocal delivery, stop and go momentum, animated harmonies, electric guitar, and the bop is there people. I'm keying in on rich listenability and unconventional pop rock tunes, although Portrait of a Girl is a must hear for any avid Queen fan.

The show has got a pretty good set up. Young Rival, a hip, three-man hailing from Hamilton on the back of a handful of successful albums and good reputation, they are the main attraction. Sure to lure out the indie kidz and put on a exceptional show. We'll be there to give you fill the full scoop of their performance following the show.
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