Thursday, 12 July 2007

The Pistolas

I know a couple of posts ago, I made the Tokyo Police Club gig sound like a total disaster, but it wasn't all doom n' gloom. Of course, as it was after 1st July, the smoking ban was in full effect. I make no apologies for sounding like a do-gooder but I love the clean air. I don't think the novelty will ever wear off. I don't miss feeling suffocated by various noxious gases, nor waking up the following morning perfumed with tobacco. I'd also add that, and this is purely anecdotal, the room was of a much cooler temperate than what I usually experience. This does make sense when you consider that hundreds of smouldering cigarettes emitting a sultry haze, has suddenly vanished. It makes for a much more comfortable experience.

Another added bonus of the evening (and the main point of the post, although you wouldn't know it) was the support act, The Pistolas. They came recommended by a friend who'd received a promo CD. With an audacious glam punk sound coupled with an infectiously uninhibited front man (an X-rated Will Young) they really did outshine T.P.C. If you do get the opportunity to see these guys play, please, please, don't let the chance pass you by.

While on the topic of support acts, I went to see Ghost on Monday. Preceding them were The Hoosiers, a band I know nothing about yet have achieved a top 5 single I believe. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed these guys. Again, a genuinely entertaining front man (who looked a hell of a lot like Ben Stiller) and brazen sound, stifling the main attraction.

MP3: The Pistolas - Take It With A Kiss DOWNLOAD/Zshare

MP3: The Hoosiers - Goodbye Mr. A DOWNLOAD


Anonymous said...

I just thought I'd say this, in case nobody else has. Great blog, great music.......:)

Paul said...

Thanks buddy, much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Agree with this.
I saw TPC in Camden Barfly and the Pistolas were a lot good in fact that we went to see them again last night at Madame Jo-Jos.
Well worth checking out.

(I enjoyed the X-rated Will Young comment too - spot on!!)

Anonymous said...

I saw them support too, but i thought they are very, very over-rated. Indeed a dated sound.

Anonymous said...

whered you get that song from i want it so much but i cant get it anywhere wb

Anonymous said...

oh my god they are so laaaazy!!! I can't find any album, anywhere, anyway,