Sunday, 13 June 2010

Gravities / Pegasus Bridge @ The Full Moon 11th June 2010

Review by Charlotte Lunt

Photos by Dex Osburn

Tonight's support was Gravities the recent winners of the Staffs Uni battle of the band. With a short set of original proggy rock with a new-wave edge, they performed in a way that shows their ambition. Frontman Adam Lowell has a touch of Tom Smith (Editors) both in mannerisms and dress, and the band have their strongest member in guitarist Ben Forester whose solid playing carrys the band. With many of the audience congratulating the band after their set, they definately have the foundations of a fanbase, and as their live career is still fledgling it will be interesting to see where they take their ambition. Hotly tipped by the good folk at BBC introducing and following their appearance at Radio 1's Big Weekend, the opportunity to see Pegasus Bridge in an intimate venue was not to be passed by. With synth lead melodies, catchy guitar hooks and a fine array of cardigans they started with a light weight number - which for me ticked all the boxes of an 'introducing' band. Pagasus Bridge come from "the lovelyl ittle town of Macclesfield" and were so down to earth that keyboard player Cal explained that they were impressed to see their own faces looking back at them fom the venues posters. Their Kookie-Futurehead-esque songs and melodies would not be out of place on a summer sound-track are performed in a slick no nonsense way, but with bags of confidence enthusiasm and professionalism. I think it would be fair to say that they are treading a well worn path, yet there is something that sets them apart from the herd, and I can't quite put my finger in what it is; which is intriguing. Playing "a bt of a dancy one" 'China Town' sets a galloping pace which in a blink of an eye you can see a mosh bouncing along to. Finishing with 'Paris' and then their most well known track 'Yoko', it is easy to see why Radio 1 have backed this band, and I hope that we do hear a lot more of them in the coming months, the summer will be a cheerier place for it. Listen Pegasus Bridge Gravities

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