Mexican Garage Rockers Le Butcherettes tour hit Coventry last week and Fighting Boredom were there being blown away completely.
The Picture Books are just two guys, on drums and guitar, a couple of long hairs playing primal blues based rock. The volume is at ear splitting levels and there aren’t enough people here yet to absorb any of the sound so it’s massive. The music is led by an enormous drum sound, it’s distorted and fucked up. It moves slowly and deliberately forwards loosely powered by sweat and rock. The slow hammering and riffs are interspersed with howling, medleys and at one point a verse form The KKK Took My Baby Away.
The Picture Books
All words by Adrian Bloxham.
All pictures by Martin Ward.