Review: Indie Rock Showcase @ Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh (28/02/13)

A cold night in Edinburgh (most of them are) and a chance to see out February with some live music featuring some friends old and new.

First up on their bill were the excellently named FishingforSeagulls, and indie rock outfit based in Edinburgh and Fife.  Their sound has a real indie rock edge to it and one I expect them to work on over the coming months.  'Ave' it' and 'Hello' were the real standouts of the set, as well as a fantastic rendition of the Electric Six's 'Danger! High Voltage.  I look forward to hearing the band again.

Next up were old friends The Omega Corridor, who were the starts of the February 'The Sound Project Presents...' night where they headlined the bill.  For those unfamiliar with Stephen Little and co, they play edgy post-punk indie which sits somewhere between Joy Division and Ride and Television.

A storming rendition of 'Get Some Rest', a track which will feature on their debut album (due for release later this year), grabbed the attention of a few who were only there to see their mates band (the first band in this case).  There were some excellent versions of 'Fade', 'Nothing Left', and 'I Awoke in a Strange Dark Place' before a crowd pleasing finale of 'Local Anaesthetic'.

Last up were Aperture, fronted by the talented vocalist Lisa McGlynn and featuring Little Love himself Euan Weddell.  Their sound sits somewhere between indie and pop, although it's definitely more towards the indie side.  A set that didn't last as long as I'd like to saw a standout performance of fan favourite 'Click' and topped off with a cover of Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock.  Excellent stuff.


Rik Wolters

02nd March 2013

Rik is a band promoter, music writer, musician and DJ based in Edinburgh, UK.  The Sound Project was formed by Rik...

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