The Moose Machine
Liverpool O2 Academy
Saturday 3rd September 2011
In today’s world to be young, famous and adored is easy – sing into your deodorant bottle in front of the bedroom mirror, wait for the X Factor or some other joke of a programme to make you a star, write the songs for you, give you a backing band and to be on hand to indulge your diva strops; it’s all so easy.
Someone clearly forgot to tell a certain Wirral band this though, enter stage left at the Liverpool O2 Academy the Moose Machine a 5 piece indie band with an average age of just 14 who despite there tender years can actually play and I mean play, their music comes over like a sonic attack with their own brand of music which does not lend itself to imitation of any particular band.
Out of their 8 song set 6 are originals with the standout song, a number called “Amigos” complete with a rumbling bass intro and backed up by a barrage of sound courtesy of guitar and keyboards and the coolest lyrics of 2011.
On the face of it the Moose Machine shouldn’t work! Their age, the fact they perform their own songs and are not over reliant on cover versions, and yet when they do a cover of The Hives “Hate To Say I Told You So” it is broke up by a very 60’s band introduction which actually works surprisingly well!,
Credit to them ”â The Moose Machine are not waiting for a TV show to come and find them; far from it – while the majority nations youth were glued to the X Factor this lot were captivating the Liverpool crowd.
The Moose Machine next appear Friday 14th October The Picket, Liverpool.
Downloads are available from the Moose Machine website