Islington rocked to The Membranes’ London bash last weekend, featuring The Membranes plus Choir, Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life, as well as The Cravats and the Wolfhounds
Arriving just in time to catch Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life, the civilised art deco Assembly Hall is vocal and sweaty tonight, enjoying Steve’s unique and legendary punk poetry in an acoustic vein. He’s in fine voice and his charisma is palpable – it’s brilliant storytelling.
The Membranes follow with their unique postpunk energy, John Robb a mesmerising driving force surrounded by Nick Brown (guitar), Peter Byrchmore (guitar) and Rob Haynes (drums), and an enthusiastic and rich-sounding choir. The choir/punk combo probably shouldn’t work, but it really does – it’s a superb and uplifting show.
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