|Carling Live 24|
Carling Live 24 Reviewed 01.05.04 London , UK
Although Starsailor claim to be a bit worse for ware this certainly doesn't reflect in their performance. James Walsh is one of the sweetest sounding front men of his generation and the stadium-size baritone is almost too big for Bush Hall, which only holds 300 people. The band rolls through the latest album and a compendium of their previous soul-rock hits, to the pleasure of everyone in the audience.
As night falls and the neon glow lights up the sleazier side of London . The Carling Academy , Brixton, opens its doors to hordes of excitable fans ready for a night of great music fuelled by The Scissor Sisters NY disco beats. Support is provided by Indie Disco duo The Queens of Noise who get the crowd warmed up nicley. Then it is time for the Scissor sisters. This is their second show of the evening having provided support for Duran Duran at Wembley arena earlier on in the evening. The buzz that has grown around this band has the ferocity of an Australian forest fire, within six months they have captured the imagination of the masses and seem to be thoroughly enjoying the attention.
They run through their album tracks opening the set with take your mother out, other singles Laura & funked up Pink Floyd cover Comfortably Numb also feature and the audience are going wild. The mood is calmed somewhat by the presence of Lamb who create a more wistful atmosphere. Playing through the majority of their new work Lamb demand attention, the sound is subtle and the nuances fine. The evening draws to a close and anybody who has covered the entire day is starting to feel tiered but fulfilled. The after show party rocks on at the Bug Bar, Brixton, until 7am . This completes the 24 Hr cycle. The whole event was a resounding success and we wait & hope to see if the good people at Carling are to repeat the process with a whole new set of bands.