Plymouth band Walking with Spiders one to watch
Walking with Spiders (rock/originals)
Skiving Scholar, North Hill
COMPACT and bijou – well, that's one way of describing this tiniest of music venues.
It's a bit like putting a live band in your lounge and cramming all your friends in, but its cosiness adds to the friendly ambience and the venue's uniqueness.
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The four-piece – vocalist Sharly Louise Penney, guitarist Rich George, bassist Joss Dunford and drummer Mike Ward – are penning their own material.
Panic, Not Good Enough, Ripped and Stolen The Passing, Sea Of Souls and Escape – stand-alone numbers that pleased and teased the crowd with strong chugging bass lines and much squealing of guitars.
I saw many in the crowd nodding their approval and doing a spot of air guitar.
Slipping in a couple of covers for good measure they completely shook up Katy Perry's Who I Am and System Of A Down's Ariel, stamping their own mark over these classic tracks. Impressively done, it must be said.
Sharly got the crowd in the palm of her hand with easy banter and astonishingly powerful vocals that swooped and dived effortlessly. This girl sure can sing!
Admittedly, some of the choruses do sound a bit samey but the fact remains they are a seriously good band.
I've known many a band grace the pages of NME and similar rock bibles who were far less engaging on stage than this bunch and it's going to be interesting to see if the live vibe transcends to studio work.
Definitely a band to keep an eye out for.
Picture: Hawk Eye Photography