New Model Army with support from Goldblade (Manchester Academy 1 16/12/04)
Do You Believe In Rock And Roll?
Goldblade certainly did as they descended upon their hometown in support of marathon new wave/punksters New Model Army.
The sparse academy one came to life as the band treated us to their ska punk flavoured rock and roll with relentless spirit and euphoric loud riffs. The music was the most rock and roll influence tonight, as in true punk spirit John Robb and the gang ignored all clichs of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, pouring their passion into the music and on stage fun.
Leading the fun, If that wasn’t enough, was Robb’s lively and cheeky front man demeanour, which could only add to the party atmosphere, as with a cheeky glint in his eye, he bantered and flirted with the front row, repeatedly jumping down to be closer to them near the barrier.
Not ones to miss out, and finding it hard to resist the infectious ska-punk enthusiasm of “Who Was The Killa,” new single “Psycho” and “Black Elvis,” the rest of the crowd took solace in dancing enthusiastically or looking on in awe, as the energy and rock and roll flowed.