Monday, 24 January 2011

First Show of 2011 - ClayPigeon

OK, so January is known as the deadest month of the year for live music for a reason but that didn't stop a brave few coming out in the cold to check out the return of the ICM.

The Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Panic Dance, The Working Dead and ClayPigeon played a blinder. Yeah we could have done with more people in but, to be honest, the people that didn't catch this show missed out on one of the best sets the ICM have ever seen from ClayPigeon.

And huge surprise of the night was definitely Panic Dance - after some technical difficulties setting up he stole the show with his one man act. Part punk, part hip-hop and part one guy talking over the top of songs you know and somehow making them better - it was a great set.

Get yourself over HERE to buy a copy of the ClayPigeon album. If you're not sure if you'll like it, these guys literally couldn't have a broader appeal. Equal parts punk, ska, dub and even funk in places - they've definitely stolen the top spot from the much missed King Prawn.

And whilst we're talking about ways to check out the bands who played the first show back this year, there's a free download available from The Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - just go HERE

These guys play the sort of punk their name suggests and we recommend them - although, rumour has it one of them decided to burn his pubes off after the gig. Why he did this we're not entirely sure but I guess everyone has different ways to chill out after playing!

So, that's the first gig down. Remember to check out PANIC DANCE and THE WORKING DEAD too. We're back on the 11th Feb for our first show in a cellar at the Amber Rooms, Watford.