gig review

Eskimo Blonde & Little Steps

Drummonds Bar, Belmont St, Aberdeen.

18/11/05



We stumbled on this place after coming out of the early finishing SAHB gig at the Moshulu. We was looking for a late pub and when we saw 3 bands for the princely sum of two quid we just couldn’t resist. Sadly we missed the first band Arrowspeed but didn’t expect much anyway for two quid. The bar is on 2 levels with seating when you come through the front door. There are then steps going down to the bar and stage. The bar seems to be very friendly and we didn’t get any looks from the much younger than us clientele. Barry said we was on a “last of the summer wine” party though I prefer an “end of the party seven” tour.

The first band Eskimo Blonde came on and they were very good, lots of guitar, great sound and they really looked as though they were enjoying themselves. This is the sort of music that I like lots of energy and good fun. Don’t ask me for a set list but I think the first one was a Killers track (Mo said so anyway). I am hopeless at describing music but they had a Moddy edge to them with overtones of the Who, they sounded a bit like Essex heroes Grasp. I don’t think they played a full set but most enjoyable.

The second band and I take it the headliners, Little Kicks then were on stage. The dance floor on the stage filled up more than the previous band, this was quite interestingly with quite a few young ladies. They started off very well with a semi psych start. They were a very competent band and played well and if you go to there excellent web site you can listen to how good they are www.thelittlekicks.co.uk

An excellent night out as our reason for visiting the Granite City was the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, who were excellent, but we also got the added bonus of seeing 2 young bands who were both great as well. Added to that a good drink and a laugh with good friends, Arsenal and Chelmsford City both winning, a super weekend even though I think next time we might try somewhere a bit nearer home, where its warmer for us southern softies.

We stumbled on this place after coming out of the early finishing SAHB gig at the Moshulu. We was looking for a late pub and when we saw 3 bands for the princely sum of two quid we just couldn’t resist. Sadly we missed the first band Arrowspeed but didn’t expect much anyway for two quid. The bar is on 2 levels with seating when you come through the front door. There are then steps going down to the bar and stage. The bar seems to be very friendly and we didn’t get any looks from the much younger than us clientele. Barry said we was on a “last of the summer wine” party though I prefer an “end of the party seven” tour.

The first band Eskimo Blonde came on and they were very good, lots of guitar, great sound and they really looked as though they were enjoying themselves. This is the sort of music that I like lots of energy and good fun. Don’t ask me for a set list but I think the first one was a Killers track (Mo said so anyway). I am hopeless at describing music but they had a Moddy edge to them with overtones of the Who, they sounded a bit like Essex heroes Grasp. I don’t think they played a full set but most enjoyable.


The second band and I take it the headliners, Little Kicks then were on stage. The dance floor on the stage filled up more than the previous band, this was quite interestingly with quite a few young ladies. They started off very well with a semi psych start. They were a very competent band and played well and if you go to there excellent web site you can listen to how good they are www.thelittlekicks.co.uk

An excellent night out as our reason for visiting the Granite City was the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, who were excellent, but we also got the added bonus of seeing 2 young bands who were both great as well. Added to that a good drink and a laugh with good friends, Arsenal and Chelmsford City both winning, a super weekend even though I think next time we might try somewhere a bit nearer home, where its warmer for us southern softies.

Duncan