Friday, June 15, 2007

Post-Pop-Punk. It’s the Polysics!

On a good friends recommendation I went to see the Polysics. A Japanese band that have been around for 10 years, and obviously have a devoted fan base judging by a few of the fans at the gig – one young lady had the same orange boiler suit as the band, complete with band logos.

They were supported by Munch Munch (who I’m going to skip past, because they were quite dull), and a mad trio called Gay against You. The energy, the white outfits and the leaping through the audience thrusting microphones into audience members armpits. They were insane, extremely energetic but quite endearing. Just what you need in a tiny 150 capacity back room of a pub on a hot and sweaty night, and you left that room with a big smile on your face.

And the night got even better when the Polysics did their thing onstage. Hugely influenced by Devo, with bags of energy, recorder playing madness and pom pom thrusting. And they did a fab version of ‘My Sharona’. Also the bassist was superfab who has to be the inspiration for Noodle from the Gorillaz.

These last two pictures are the support band, Gay against You.

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