Live at Joseph's Well on Saturday, 22nd April 2006
I am sorry again to The Dauntless Elite and Ruin You, who I missed because I was late with my tea. But I did catch You, Me and the Atom Bomb from Portsmouth, who were great, like skate punk with a harsh voice and catchy riffs. Not as harsh as Sunderland's The Mercury League, regulars to The Well, with their hardcore thrashy punk. Latterman had housed headliners Milloy on their recent stint 'round Florida so to repay the favour the Americans played their way in Leeds, originally billed as the headliners. Described as sing along punk rock, I would say it was but the lyrics aren't as easy to learn with a short set, though The Well has grand acoustics for the job. I was impressed and I'm glad to hear that the skate punk rock I grew up with is still about, more underground than before, just the way I like it. The sight and sound of three rotating singers was a good idea and it works well with such a strong range of vocalists.
Milloy, Milloy, Milloy. You love this pub but you've outgrown it! In my mind anyway. It really does do my head in that they are not more recognised, for all the effort they continuously put in and the talent they have. Tonight was no exception to their standards - in-your-face melodic and strong punk rock, with comedy banter and a good visual bond within the band. People WAKE UP and see this band, or else I will come round and drag you to their gig myself (unless you're a Sugababes or Take That fan. Nobody would want you there. Well I can't speak for everyone I suppose...).
Début album 'More Than a Machine' is already a classic with hardcore fans joining in now to all the songs, plus the old favourites from the first EPs, including 'BELT UP'. Go see 'em. Go on.