Monday, 25 October 2010

SWN 2010 - DAY 2

After an impressive start to the festival day two continued the trend with even more great performances. Highlights from the second day include uber cool band TEETH and folk group Young Rebel Set providing just a snippet of the amazing gigs going on the Friday.

After playing a great set at last years festival TEETH returned in fine form to play an impressive set at Buffalo Bar.

Proving just why they left such a big impression last year the trio put on an energetic performance, melding synth heavy electro with lively vocals from singer Vero
nica So.

So held the attention of the audience throughout, dancing madly and at one stage wrestling with an audience member. The singer even managed to include some audience participation to the set in the form of demanding a member to pop a balloon tied to her wrist.

The band played some of their most well known songs, including See Spaces and Time Changes. Both are available for a list
en on their myspace page. Another great performance on the Swn Festival stage from a band who's live shows never disappoint. Take a look at them play in this video I recorded.

Moving on now to Young Rebel Set who brought their brand of melodic folk to Dempseys, proving popular a hit with the audience there.

The seven strong band created a sound which was both rustic (one member even playing a ukulele) and distinctly urban. The urban feel of their music came from a lead vocalist who sings with a gravelly voice that likens him to a Yorkshire version of Shane MacGowan.

The influences of bands like The Pogues is very apparent in Young Rebel Set's music but with a more contemporary feel. Their songs are rousing and melodic, capturing the full attention of the audience throughout their set. These uplifting melodies likening them to bands such as Mumford and Sons. Despite this their songs also contain a melancholic edge, something which sets them apart from their contemporaries.

This band easily upstaged the next act who played. Their unassuming and modest performance contrasted heavily with that of Peter Lawrie who's massive ego completely overshadowed his music.