Spidersimpson - My Alamo, The Mexicolas, The Cockpit, Leeds Live Review
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Spidersimpson, My Alamo, The Mexicolas
The Cockpit, Leeds
Tonight is the first English date of a rotating headliner tour for three of the most promising Birmingham rock bands. All have record deals and between them theyâve racked up shows with the likes of Stereophonics and festival appearances at Download and Oxegen Festivals.
Kicking proceedings off were a trio named The Mexicolas. Their line-up includes local Leeds boy Jamie Evans (Vocalist), which guarantees a cheer in itself from a respectable sized audience. Their melodic rock is easy on the ear, particularly next single âEverybodyâs Big In Japanâ & âShameâ which were both standout moments of their set. All credit to The Mexicolas, they set a high standard for the remaining bands to match.
Arriving with questionable headwear & hair styles that might affect the Ozone are My Alamo, a quartet who lean their sound toward grunge. Heavy riffs are a mainstay in their songs, They plod thru their set with little worthy of note until their penultimate track, âIn The Bloodâ, a monstrous track that suddenly grabs the attention of those present with a huge chorus, while â1994â also displays that the band are capable of producing energetic anthems.
Last but not least are Spidersimpson, They waste no time & immediately break out into their own brand of slick rockânâroll in the shape of âItâs Youâ. âHeavy Metal Machineâ, âSadie Maloneâ and provisional next single, âIâm So Tiredâ all ensure the high octane pace continues. The most interesting moment of the set falls on new song, âWorld Of Mass Confusionâ, driving bass and choppy guitars give way to a furious chorus that bears the hallmarks of their trademark sound. With quality music in abundance, they bring an end to a night of enjoyable entertainment that may very well feature at least one of the next bandâs to join Britainâs rock elite.