The Computers: Aim Nominations Party London – live reviewThe Computers

AIM nominations party London, London

6th August 2013

With suits as sharp as their riffs the Computers take the stage in that worst of all gigs- a music biz launch.

Somehow they hold the audience attention with sheer bravado, a clutch of great songs and the sharpest suits that defy the adrenalised performance and yet again raise the standard of soul power rock n roll – an ancient form that never tires in the eternal war on boredom.

The band have been with us a few years now but that only means they have honed their craft down with and added keyboard player and a powerful injection of the powerful and mystical stuff of black music which sounds like they have spent some good down time listening to the sweet sticky sixties soul music and its killer rhythm sections.

This has been utlised perfectly in the bands sound, which is now stomping as well as wild and in your face and full of twitching, hip swinging eyeball to eyeball madness of roots rock n roll.

All the references are in place from the MC5 to the Clash to Rocket From the Crypt but somehow they have managed to carve a tint space of their own and created their own version of the big sexy beat. I’ve seen them play so many times now, they never let you down, they just get better and are just one lucky break from being hauled scratching and screaming to your sweating, voluminous bosom- we are always telling you about great bands to fall in love with, the Computers are rock n roll heaven, the biggest band in a parallel universe, the sum of all the great parts and demand your attention.


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