After coming to terms with the twelve hundred different genres that appeared in the previous set, I settle back to watch Voltage Union. It is quickly decided that these Leeds lads are indie, not this reviewers cup of tea. I give them a listen, but they have missed the boat that sailed with Yorkshire scribbled on the bow. The sound has been heard before, though they are tight, and have their own hand-made light-up box showing their name (which cannot really be seen by anyone past the front row). Though playing The Strawbs track Part Of the Union prior to the set is a clever move.
The front row is not where I want to be as The Pigeon Detectives show up, to the much sappier tune of Drove All Night. Probably seen as the next Kaiser Chiefs (they are supporting them at the moment) the crowd are chanting Yorkshire, Yorkshire. It would be interesting to see if this gig has sold out anywhere other than their home city. The singer is like the singer from other locals !Forward Russia!, twisting the microphone cord around his neck and everywhere, and stage diving during the first song. Trying a bit too hard me thinks; they have a full hour to go.
The next song involves a full bottle of water over the singers head, self-inflicted. Again, though they credit many of the standard influences Nirvana, The Beatles, Elvis Presley (well, near standard) the sound is nothing new. The stage antics are over the top, hopefully not trying to conceal the lack of originality in the music. Again I am not an indie fan, so to completely dismiss them is unfair. Lets see how far they get. There are many people on stage at the end of the frantic show. Even if they never leave make it floating out of Yorkshire with the Monkey Chiefs they can say they came and conquered their local uni.
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