Live & Loud Presents
Tuesday 26th October
106 Princess St,
"Rudely, behind your back, just when you weren't looking, Culprit emerged. What started out two years ago as a pet project for frontman Gill, and cohorts Sneds, Paul, Lee and promoted by Simon Foster; with recent additions by The Reverend and Gav Whelan; Culprit have now truly cemented a melodic & catchy set of tunes that will more than surprise you, but grab you and engage you. Gill’s warm, sincere vocals rising above the tight rhythms, will get you movin and groovin. Culprit’s drum and percussive anchor, Gav Whelan, is the genuine article; a troubadour from Manchester's early Factory stable. It's been 28 years since this founding member of James arrived on the scene; but like with every true, discerning musician, the primal passion for beats and rhythms, only gets more powerful and refined with time. Reference what you like; Culprit know their musical onions. But it's no real surprise is it, really... talented musicians with a true pedigree, the wrong side of forty, but the right side of the tracks. You saw them coming...didn't ya?"
Luna Park Rescue
Electronic Pop for fans of Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem and Yeasayer.
"You know on EQ we like to bring you things that are a little different and aren't necessarily indicative of what the current music industry climate suggests we choose to buy? well this is one of them! Pitching their brand of indie electronic pop to us are the curiously named Luna Park Rescue – a trio formed in 2008 and recently of a new line-up change, they liken themselves to Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, HEALTH and IAMX and have quite honestly gotten me rather hyped about all things of the Indie movement, (something that hasn’t happened since I was introduced to band Decay Ends a Decade last year.) Although they are clearly trashing about with the experimentation as a listen to tracks “Sky Lit Mind", “Paper Plastic” and “Ground Floor Power” would suggest, there are flashes of something uniquely brilliant peeking through that this trio are tapping into and it all culminates into the epicness of single release “One Is Enough”. In my opinion the track throws back to the best shots from the Brit Pop Pack - Suede, Pulp and Elastica – sinister undertones yet darkly pleasurable at the same point. If Luna Park Rescue don’t stray too far from this path I think they could be onto something that’s going to have someones A and R Department whipping them up real soon. In short - A refreshing change from all things that go Blip, Blip, Bleep!"