Purs – She Comes Around (Live at the Social)

Bottom of the bill on a Valentine’s Day gig where only the desperate and dateless are paying attention is not the best way to make an impression. Yet here we are, totally in thrall of Purs. With only a cassette release late last year for the track “Girl in Love” to their name, the band are still box fresh but they come with a handful of songs that run the gamut from the “Psychotic Reaction” riffing “She Comes Around” to the Dandy Warhols indebted “Girl in Love”. You know that feeling when you find a new favourite band? This is what it sounds like.… Read the rest

Evans The Death – Cable Street Blues (Live at the Windmill)

After a six month hiatus that followed the release of their third album Vanilla, perennial underdogs of the folding Fortuna Pop! label, Evans The Death, made a welcome return to the stage at the Windmill in Brixton. With the line-up seemingly expanded to a stage-swelling six-piece with Porridge Radio’s Georgina Statt on keys, the band still tread a fine line between mess and magnificence, the latter displayed on this spirited version of Vanilla’s “Cable Street Blues”. Somebody throw these guys a life jacket full of money and another record label to call home. Life wouldn’t be the same without them.… Read the rest