Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Morning Pizza, 3BDS Down, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, Built From Scratch
Sunday 22nd August 2004
The Attic, Manchester

"This ones for everyone who went out on the pull last night and then went home and had a wank."

Tonight a great pop-punk gig took place above The Thirsty Scholar, and for once, I’m not just using pop-punk as an alternative term to the latest onslaught of 47th wave emo.

Built From Scratch recently gave away a free demo CD, and their live show proves just as fun. Name another band with a song about bedding Dot Cotton. They kept saying they were shit though, which is a little off-putting.

The chaps from Revenge of the Psychotronic Man are the ones that put this free gig on, gave away a free demo CD and put together a free fanzine ("That’s Not Skanking"). How nice are they? The 3-pieces songs are all totally irrelevant film titles.

3BDS Down (featured in above zine) have a 4 hour drive ahead of them so seem to think playing faster will aid an escape. I don’t usually start reviews with quotes, but that had to be kept on record (there was one about arse sex too but I thought I’d spare you all).

After a year of playing gigs in the Northwest, Morning Pizza play to their biggest crowd at this gig in their first headlining slot. The band are really getting to sew out their own tight sound with songs about the music scene, and get more than a warm feedback from all the people that came to support local music tonight.

We’re informed there are talks to make this a monthly free night of unsigned bands, which is just what we need.


James Lamont.