A trip across the Severn Bridge again, this time heading to Newport to catch sometimes Wildhearts frontman Ginger at TJs.
Obligatory alcohol related comment: If I weren’t driving I’m sure I would have very much enjoyed a couple more bottles of Old Peculiar.
Opening were a young punky band by the name of The Sharks, who bore a rather large resemblance to The Clash. They did suffer from the usual young band problem, that they haven’t really got enough of an identity yet, but on the whole they were an enjoyable enough act to kick things off. Not a perfect performance, and they will need to work to avoid being another pretty interchangeable punk band, but they’ve got the tools and the potential.
LAIKA DOG, the band featuring former Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright, aren’t too different from his old band. Catchy hooks that combine pop sensibilities with a rock edge. There’s nothing really outstanding – or controversial – musically, but a good way to spend a support slot…