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ROMANCE / THE PRISCILLAS @ SOME WEIRD SIN CLUB BUFFALO BAR, LONDON 25/01/13 - REVIEW BY SVENJA BLOCK

The new monthly residency nights from Some Weird Sin Club are being held at the Buffalo Bar in Islington and proving to be very popular indeed. The DJ's were spinning classic glam, punk and rock tunes while the place itself which can be found in the basement, quickly filled with locals and a notable number of musicians on their night off.

It was packed by the time The Priscillas came on stage to open the set with 'Gonna rip up your photograph.' The band's line-up changed again recently and I witnessed them for the very first time as an all-female group. Charming guitarist Guri Hummelsund and charismatic frontwoman Jen Brown O'Drag are still very much in the band and in complete control of the audience which happily sang along to 'Timing', 'Jimmy', 'Where's Lydia' and especially the classic '(All the way to) Holloway)  from their album '10,100 Volt'. It does help to be a Londoner that lives north of the river to understand 'Holloway': 'All the way to Holloway, they offered me Hollywood but it could never be as good...Holloway - I'm here to stay!' Do I need to mention that Jen Brown O'Drag is a New Jersey lass and that The Priscillas were interviewed by the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer from KROQ in Los Angeles just a few months ago? Rodney has always been a fan of The Priscillas and their sound is probably best defined as an explosive mix between punk and pop. The girls entertaining show was unsurprisingly very well received as usual and they deserve all the attention that has been devoted to them by both the music press and their faithful and steadily growing supporters. www.thepriscillas.com

 
The second band of the night was ROMANCE, a young and currently much talked about rock act from London that has been together since 2009 and already toured with legends THE CULT. I was eager to see lead singer Jamie Lovett perform live for the first time; his voice sounds amazing on record ! After ' Burn like fire', the third song from their set list, I was convinced that this band could go all the way. Jamie's voice was strong and powerful and he put on quite a spectacular show towards the end which was a delight to watch for some, I'm sure. Especially if you happen to like a bit of rock star attitude, ripped shirts, bare chests et al. ROMANCE delivered some killer basslines on 'Dance with the devil' and I would like to see this band live again on a bigger stage simply because I feel this is where they belong in the long run. www.isthisromance.com
 
 
 
 
Review and photos by Svenja Block