RSD, UK style
UK Record Store Day show – live at the Old Bakery Studios, Truro
On the eve of the UK’s Record Store Day, Easy Action Records and Truro’s very own independent record store Music Nostalgia hosted a night of some of the very best live music in Cornwall, at one of the newest venues in Cornwall – The Old Bakery Studios.
Four bands, all guitar based and all very unique to their sound.
…and all of the bands playing had their own releases for Record Store Day.
The night opened with a late addition to the line up, The Rezner. Having formed only seven months ago, they sounded like they’d been playing together for seven years. All of the band members are in their late teens and totally took the crowd by surprise.
Their sound drew from 90’s britpop with a good kick of rock n’ roll, but uniquely their own, and as they finished their set there was a feeling amongst the crowd that we had witnessed the start of something special. Check out their new single Cruel & Kind.
Next up were The Red Cords. Another local favourite to the Cornwall scene, they blasted the crowd with their garage pop punk. A tip of the hat to the Ramones here and there with the classic 1-2-3-4 start to some songs and frontman Charlie Murphy is off bouncing around the stage.
Playing both tracks from their Record Store Day single Gonna Find My Baby / Bad Moon Brain passed a total of 3 minutes and were and quick, frantic and fun as the rest of the set.
A solid year of gigging has really taken the band to another level and frontmen Toby Mitchell & Dan Able have a connection and presence of Jagger & Richards in their prime. If you want sleazy garage punk rock, then the Velvet Hands are for you.
The three piece have a very powerful presence and front woman Zoe White-Chambers has an amazing vocal range which can roar and be equally soulful.
This was one of those nights that they say: “if you weren’t there, then you missed out.”