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Reviewed on 1st January 2004.


Aqute Couch

Live at Atrium on Thursday, 27th February 2003

Far be it from me to review my own band Star Bodixa - so I'll leave that to others. Suffice to say that their set was as brilliant and professional as ever, and up to the usual high standards I can expect of them.

So down to Aqute Couch in a manner of speaking! Didn't know what to expect as I'd never seen or heard them before - although a well respected muso from Leeds did say that they did "weird" things. Well, I couldn't wait.... watched the sound check and that engaged me enough to stay and watch their set.

So, decked in their stage suits - striped pyjamas for the 2 guys, and where those white flannel pyjamas the girls were wearing? That should have been enough to attract all red blooded males to the stage.

So when they launched into their opener - "Juliet" they certainly had the small appreciative audience captivated. And those harmonies - unreal! What followed was 40 minutes of superb music - enimatic lyrics akin to "They Might Be Giants"...full of humour and pathos at the same time. Songs with titles as diverse as "Porphyria" ..and "Gasoline", chants of "I Am A UFO" all in blissfully brilliant harmony singing and sublime playing. An acoustioc guitarist who really can play with deft subtle touches - an electric double bass, and 2 great harmony singers - Wow, a real treat for anyone who appreciates good interesting and imaginative music - a million miles away from the usual loud grungy pop which masquerades as "good" music. You should catch this band if they are playing near you.....

And - thanks to Chris at Rhythm Suite - a nice little venue.



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