VINYL STAIRCASE/ ARABLE DESERT
I have two plus-ones this evening. Well, one of them is official and the other had to pay. Both are musos and very opinionated at that. More opinionated than me even. They think the support band arent very good those werent their exact words but this is a family site. Arable Desert are a trio from London, though I can only see two of them, deciding that they actually have a tiny bassist to compliment the singers massive collar.
Emulating The Black Lips, its often this sort of garage rock that they are attempting to achieve and I love The Black Lips. However, Arable Desert play a show this evening that probably was never meant to happen. The two normal-sized members dont seem to have any connection with each other at all (I couldnt see what the bass player was doing; I think he or she was hidden behind the laptop that they are using for some sort of backing track). The lead singer appears to be trying to guide the drummer, who looks a little bewildered towards the end of the set, after they have given up on a few tracks already. What happened to the rest of the band? In short, Arable Desert would have been more impressive if theyd stayed at home or just sent a CD in for the venue to play, as thats pretty much what they did anyway, just with a confused drummer and an increasingly desperate-looking frontman.