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Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham
August 5th 2017
Fighting Boredom like Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam a lot, they’ve almost finished their tour with Yr Poetry and the date in their hometown of Birmingham is an all day event to launch their new double album. Eight bands and all well worth catching. It promises to be an excellent Saturday afternoon and night, read what we thought and look at the pictures below.
The first band on are Exotic Pets, they are a three piece, the stickers they have left for people on the merch stand show triple breasts with tassles, somehow this is ace. The vocal is more shouted than sung to begin with. They sway between slow and dangerous sounding, Oddball indie and a Post-Punky vibe. They have a rock hard rhythm section that holds it all down as the guitar adds to the texture of the songs. They kind of remind me of bands like the Fall, that is, if the Fall were any good which Exotic Pets certainly are. So not really like the Fall at all I suppose. Imagine the first band on in a list of eight or so bands and then multiply how good you would expect them to be by about fifteen, that’s how good Exotic Pets are and the rest of the bands have got to really get their acts in order to match them.
Repeat Of Last Week
All words by Adrian Bloxham, all pictures by Martin Ward.