Posted by Danielle Millea.
Reviewed on 5th December 2006.
Live at Leeds Metropolitan University on Sunday, 3rd December 2006
Marvin The Martian is not how I remember. A tall lad with a look of Peter Kay about him and a small guy with a towel rap incoherent pap over a mixture of samples from a kid-like DJ, though you can not make them out. The sound is awful, ear splitting and far too loud.
Thankfully the set is not too long, then it's time for the real piss take rappers from Wales. This is The Christmas Party (Doing It For The Taxman) tour. Maybe a tour this side of Christmas is not such a good idea; yes you can play all the horrible seasonal garb between sets, but some students have left for the holidays of just don't have the money. And Goldie Lookin' Chain have been slow this last year, being dropped by their label.
You can not fault them as a live show; it is hard to watch as the sheer number of the lads bouncing on stage (8 strong), but they are a colourful bunch, and work the small (but enthusiastic) crowd up. There are plenty of Adidas tracksuits and sweat bands in the crowd, and gold(ish) chains. 'Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do' causes a stir, and after some newbies with various well known samples (NWA - 'Straight Outta Compton' and others), it's time for the favourite. Adam Hussain comes out dressed in a blow-up snowman suit (looks like it's been nicked from a nice part of town) and it's straight into 'Your Mamma's Got A Penis'. Great fun, no matter what music you're into and they should have had a bigger crowd, though the one present made up for the lack of numbers.