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The Rock-itt : November 2009
It was standing room only at The Steyne with the bar and courtyard areas near capacity as Seek The Silence tipped the dB metre and carved up a great display of rock with a unique original flavour yet with roots firmly planted in the 80's rock and punk era. Their 15 song set, made up of one third originals that were cleverly laid between some classic, rock and punk covers, kept the charged crowd salivating and pumped right through till the end. Kicking off with a great opener, 'Take a Long Line', they followed it by AC/DC's 'T.N.T' which quickly got heads nodding and toes tapping. Then came the first original 'Calm Before the Storm' which started slow and calm then let loose with an emotive tempest. They then launched into a perfect rendition of The Ramones' 'Blitzkrieg Bop' which really got the place jumping. The great tunes kept coming with a kick ass classic 'Better' then a change in mood and feel with 'Fake It' which showcased Jonny's great lead playing The next original song, 'Carnivale' was dynamic with a base of traditional punk, some nice changes and a great 'carni' lead break in the outro. Pearl Jam's 'Better Man' was soothing and got a big crowd reaction. Rhythm guitarist, Dan then took over lead vocal duties in a contrast to the clean, charismatic Danen, with The Sex Pistols' 'Anarchy in The UK' which brought back a few memories. Another punk anthem,'Shut the F*** Up' kept the fast pace going and there were spurious bursts of the 'Ben Chant' heard around the room. 'Die In Shame' a punchy and riffy original continued to get the blood pumping then Dan jumped stage and rocked out with the audience as the well timed Nirvana classic 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' hit the spot. 'The Middle' was full on and totally rocked and saw crowd folk loose control, going off on the dance floor. Sam's well tuned kit and tight snare sang during this and many others like 'Better' The last song 'Dropkick Felony,' a great song which is featured on the new video clip was catchy and dynamic and with a punk flavour mixing both US and UK ideas. It built up momentum leading into a great lead break that Jonny played behind his head...then there was silence and as Jonny assumed the position and a familiar riff sounded off as they artfully launched, medley style into 'Am I ever Gonna See your face Again' (complete with the audience participation bit) which took them out with a big finish. The boys played well tonight, they were tight, punchy and innovative, each showcasing their talents and specialties putting on a great show for the reactive crowd of locals, fans and tourists and if the number of people milling around and approaching them after the show is any indication, the lads would have picked up a whole new legion of fans. Their originals were well written, punchy and catchy and I can't wait for the release of the forthcoming EP. Tight, Dynamic, Innovative