Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Last Thursday, when the singer of Only Shadows pointed out that he could have a conversation with everyone in The Sunflower Lounge - individually- he wasn't joking. In fact The Sunflower Lounge seems to get smaller every time I'm there. Only Shadows did their best to get the party started. With their melodic Indie rock, lively stage presence and sarcastic banter. Their music isn't far from the likes of Bombay Bicycle club (their guitarist looks a little like jack Steadman) they put plenty of energy into their short performance. The guy on bass jumped off the stage and played right in front of us, while the singer lifted his guitar up like a machine gun (both giving me the cool photos you see here) it’s just a bit of a shame that so few were around to see them. But that’s the way it goes.
They’ve also got plenty of good songs. Which you can hear on the rather good ‘Forest Fire’s EP which I nicked a copy of. This was the start of a great night of live music with some brilliant performances to come
This post is Part 1 of 5. next I'm writing up ANiMA, Noir, Swerve and Curb.