November 17th, 2011
Date: November 16th, 2011
Venue: King Tut’s, Glasgow
Support: The James Cleaver Quintet, Hawk Eyes, The Red Show
Website: None available
South Coast “weird-core” rockers The James Cleaver Quintet (*****) open up tonight’s proceedings, and the word “warm up” doesn’t even come into the equation here, as arguably one of the most energetic live acts around at the moment come out all guns blazing, and set the atmosphere for tonight perfectly. Vocalist Jack Saunders makes the most of the fact that there’s no barrier in front of the crowd tonight, pacing in front of the stage, weaving in and out of the crowd, never static at any point during the band’s set. Saunders receives the news that the band have five minutes remaining, and squeeze everything into that five minutes as humanly possible they do, featuring a brilliant rendition of stand-out song ‘The JCWho?’ then swiftily sneaking in the final track from the album, and the longest song in TJCQ‘s arsenal at a whopping eight and a half minutes long, ‘Lower Than A Bastard’. The promoter might have been sweating at this decision, but The James Cleaver Quintet looked like they could have happily performed for another hour.