Posted by Gerard Leachman.
Reviewed on 21st December 2013.
Live at The Wardrobe on Wednesday, 4th December 2013
The first word that comes into mind when thinking of Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles is lion. They stand tall and proud on stage with a vocalist that looks like he's literally rallying people for some huge adventure somewhere.
Hailing from our very own Leeds, Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles are back in Leeds after their recent stint at Leeds Festival. It's easy to see why their EP 'Tales From Pegasus Wood' has been so well received, and why they were even the 'band of Leeds Festival', in the eyes of BBC Introducing In West Yorkshire.
To put it simply these guys are exactly as their represented on their recorded material. Their set is bold, with soaring vocals and a charismatic horn section.
Though their was little deviation from this persona, there was not much needed. Each song felt epic in it's own way, and the only downside were the slower affairs which seemed a little tedious and by the book.
New track 'Moonlight Strangers' perfectly fit the set, and hopefully showed that this is the style they'll be sticking to whenever they get round to releasing their debut album. Which can't be far off. For the most part these guys are an awe inspiring/sentimental band to see live, and definitely one to see for yourself.