Live at Faversham on Saturday, 8th October 2005
The Faversham as always has a good mix of Indie elite with the odd middle-aged couple wondering just where their evening went terribly wrong. I, on the other hand am quite happy at receiving a plethora of freebies at the door and the prospect of listening to some great music.
The polished Indie pop of The Feeling isn't helped by early technical problems but their toe tapping musical infectiousness manages to shine through. They sound like a lovechild of Huey Lewis that has spent far too much time listening to Maroon 5. In saying this I want to hate them, I really want to hate them but much like that family pet you've had since childhood you can't manage to despite how much it misbehaves.
The art synth pop duo known as I love Poland is such a refreshing thing to hear this evening. It's a venture into the stark seemingly emotionless world of keyboard, bass and drum machine but it works so well! Taking influences from bands such as Flock of Seagulls and Interpol the I love Poland twosome seem cooler than the rapidly melting Antarctic icecaps onstage. I also give them extra points for writing the best and worst line of the night "does the body rule the mind or does the mind rule the body". Hmm.
Infrasound are on top form tonight. Despite even more technical dilemma with the sound their aggressive in your face bravado wins over the room. Overall the sound is a mix of bouncy Hard-Fi melody with the musical endeavours of The Bravery. This certainly means on the evidence presented that Infrasound are a potential commercial commodity to be reckoned with. Surely a spot on Saturday morning chart rundown television beckons soon.