Local Glasgow Band reviews…
Let the Music Do the Talking have had the fantastic opportunity to work in Glasgow’s Apollo 23 thanks to Jay B Promotions!
Sixteen Fingers are a band from West Lothian consisting of two sets of brothers and sisters. They described their combined tastes as ‘eclectic’ which made me initially quite excited; I thought they’d have some interesting variety and maybe even some original music to bring to the stage.
Unfortunately, Sixteen Fingers couldn’t have looked less interested, the lead guitar sound was, to say the least, uncomfortable to listen to and I was quite shocked to discover that they are at best, a covers band.
Out of the three singers, only the bassist (who kept going out of time) was actually what could be described as a competent vocalist. The final nail in the coffin was unfortunately when Sixteen Fingers decided to cover Metallica and almost insulted them with their feeble attempts.
A poor, unoriginal band who seemed as bored on stage as I felt watching them.
Insomniac are a fantastic up-and-coming metal band from Glasgow, but one problem I always seem to find with them is their absolute lack of confidence which can be quite detrimental to their entire performance.
Just before Insomniac went on stage, I was asked if I thought that some bands do local gigs for the sake of performing with no intention to further their career. While I think Insomniac do have the capabilities to go far with their music, I think just performing to small crowds may be enough for them as well. They are so in love with being on stage.
Insomniac deliver a fast paced, consistently fantastic set, and tonight is one of the best I’ve heard them play but vocalist Stephen Steel tonight is out of time and it unfortunately hinders the overall performance of what could have been the best show I’d witnessed so far.
The second Metallica cover of the night, ‘Creeping Death’ is delivered powerfully and almost precisely.
In short, Insomniac are a force to be reckoned with and show up most unsigned bands with the sheer passion and brutality that comes with every show of theirs. Always a pleasure to watch and definitely worth keeping an eye out for.
(with the assistance of Let’s Play God’s Chris Clarke.)
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