Off to the Croft again, this time to catch the latest band from ex-Reef pair Gary Stringer and Jack Beasant, Them Is Me.
Obligatory alcohol related comment: They had the Spa on for once. Two gigs in a week with Bath Ales available = result.
Opening proceedings tonight were Roxys Wardrobe who did not impress initially, coming over like any one of those many other ident-kit indie bands who have gone through Band 101 and thought they’d take over the world. Over the course of the set, they did manage to actually develop some character, even if much of it was from ident-kit rock band Feeder (going as far as the guitarist with Grant Nicholas’s hair). But the band did evolve over the set slowly taking on a more interesting tone and style, touching on metal and more experimental themes. In this, they’ve got an edge that may see them move beyond the friends and family crowd that most of their contemporaries, it’s up to them to see if they want to do so.