Posts Tagged ‘post-punk’

Firstborn Heroes

Firstborn Heroes – Hold On Me 

With a swift 1,2,3,4, this song goes off like a rocket!

It tells the story of being messed about by the opposite sex (something we can probably all relate to at some stage of our lives) and being made to wait and hope.

The lyrics are fantastic with a real clever hook ‘You said soon enough, but soon enough’s not soon enough, You tell me to toughen up but I am just not tough enough’.

Musically the song has a real energetic vibe to it with a good old power chord structure played at rapid speed. Midway through and the solo shines through with panning used to great effect with the layered guitars harmonising from one ear to the next.

The sound Firstborn Heroes are creating here could probably be compared to a kind of Libertines/Green Day.  Cross over so fans of said bands will have no problem stomping their feet or singing along to the catchy hooks.

To sum it all up, it’s a great simple little track perfect for blasting out on summer days sinking beers.

Dan Martin Brown

Punk/Pop Punk reviewer on behalf of GIGgle Pics

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First Born Heroes

Firstborn Heroes

  • Avenge Thee + Naime
  • After The Enclave
  • The 27s

Friday Night Live at RokanRolla in Folkestone saw something a little bit special.  Something that has only been seen a couple of times and will not be seen again.  Those who didn’t manage to get down to this gig really missed out.  A free night of quality live music, not something you get very often.

First on the line up was a band I had not seen live before.  The 27s describe themselves as Rock Alternative Post-Punk band from Maidstone and although they have been together some time now, with a member at university, they have not been gigging for sometime.  However, this didn’t really come across on stage with the quality of the music.  I would slightly disagree with the bands description of genre, although there were definite undertones of rock and post punk, on the night I felt they had an almost Brit Pop feel to them, the likes of Blur/Oasis at times.  The band put on a great set of covers and originals (more heavily weighted to originals) with a mix of mellow, chilled, melodic to upbeat and energetic.  Each song was very distinctive, producing a nice varied set.  It’s a shame these guys aren’t out gigging more but with one EP already released, they are looking at recording another very soon.  Check them out, I think you’ll like what you hear!

The 27s

The 27s

After The Enclave, a hard rock band from Sittingbourne are a band I have seen a few times now.  This is a band who do what they do, very well.  Lead vocalist/front man Micheal Stubbs has a pretty astounding voice and his visual performance draws you in like a mermaid calling to a sailor!  You can’t help but watch this frontman as he struts his stuff and rocks out in an appealing mix of head banging and confident rock stances.  Put this together with some awesome riffs, energetic drumming and you have yourself a real hard rock/metal set that I don’t think you could get tired or watching or hearing.

After the Enclave

After the Enclave

Avenge Thee + Naime, Metal/Experimental usually 2 drummer band from Canterbury.  With members Chester Bartholomew Weschke Boyd and Marc Prentice performing their last show, this was their last ever 3 drummer madness gig.  I’ve reviewed this band before so wont go and on again (see here for last review) but I will say this still remains the quirkiest metal band I have ever seen.  Words can not describe the madness that ensues.  This band is just as much about visual performance as they are sound and to walk into one of their sets can produce some shocked and amazed reactions.  Still one, if not ‘thee’ strongest bands on the scene for putting on a ‘show’,  I somehow do not feel that the new line up changes will detract any thing at all.  This is simply a band that everyone has to see once, even if metal is not your ‘thing’.  Before they perform you can feel an electrical charged buzz of anticipation building in the room which never seems to quite disperse.  An experience you will never forget!

Avenge Thee + Naime

Avenge Thee + Naime

The 27s – It Was Nice Knowing YouFind them on Facebook 


After The Enclave – Crucified Find them on Facebook


Avenge Thee + Naime – Ear of the Horse Find them on Facebook 


Here follows a very, very small amount of the photography from the evening.  For full gigs photo’s, please got to Facebook, this gig only