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Reviewed on 3rd September 2009.


Scars On 45

Live at Faversham on Friday, 21st August 2009

Bradford six-piece Scars On 45 made a triumphant return to the stage last Friday at a packed-out gig at The Faversham with support from Olfar and fellow Bradfordians Redwire. The indie/acoustic favourites played their first gig in a while after a few months in the studio putting the finishing touches to their much-anticipated debut album and delighted fans by playing a couple of new tracks from it.

The gig was at a recession-busting price of FREE so everyone got their money's worth and then some as Scars On 45 showed why they're one of the most popular acts on the local scene.

A lot of the crowd were already quite familiar with some of the tracks - you can follow the band and hear their music on MySpace, ReverbNation, you name it, they're on it - which made for a great atmosphere after the warm up from supporting acts.

Playing favourites such as Heart On Fire and Give Me Something, the band didn't suffer too much through a couple of sound issues and Burn The House Down and Loudest Alarm went down a treat, showcasing the kind of melancholy in lead singer Danny Bemrose's songwriting that coincides so well with the upbeat backing and melodic tones of vocalist Aimee Driver. You wouldn't be wrong comparing these guys to Death Cab or Elliott Smith; Scars On 45 have got making sad things sound really pretty down to a tee.

Unfortunately I had to skedaddle early, halfway through Beauty's Running Wild which has probably become the band's most notable track after being featured prominently in an episode of CSI:NY, but the thing I'm absolutely gutted that I missed is keyboard player Nova's Bono impression, which I hear is spot on.



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On 3rd September 2009 at 11:17 Anonymous 7416 wrote...

Very surprised you didn't mention the great news about their deal that was announced before Beauty's Running Wild.

It was a really great gig though. When the artist can reproduce live what they put out in recorded form it's always special.

For those who missed this one the next gig is Bradford St Georges Hall 26th of September


On 3rd September 2009 at 12:39 Anonymous 7384 wrote...

More to come on their news and future plans in an interview in the next few weeks.



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