|Subject||Eyelash @ the Barfly|
|PostedDate||8/5/2007 2:33:00 PM|
|After seeing Eyelash a while ago with JOANovARC at Hertford Marquee I've been wanting to see them again, but circumstances have always conspired against me. I went to see another band at the Dublin Castle recently and was pleased to discover on arrival that Eyelash were on the bill as well - but unfortunately I had to leave to see to see some friends playing at another gig before Eyelash took to the stage. No such problems at the Barfly tonight though.|
Although I'm not very familiar with their material, I was once again very impressed by this band. They sound much heavier than you would expect if you judged them by appearance - but anyone can be heavy - it's easy. What really made them stand out was the quality of musicianship - not just as individual musicians, but the way they play together so tightly as a band - Fe is not only excellent at fronting a band, but also has an excellent voice along with startling stage presence. This is a band where no one seems to stand out from the others and everyone seems to blend in perfectly - while at the same time being a vital part of the band's sound.
Ru is very good technically as a guitarist, but without being flash and over the top as is often the case.
Sophie has a far heavier and more dynamic sound than most bass players, while at the back Flow pounds at the drums in a very tight and sharp display of power.
I'll certainly be going to see them again - in spite of...
The only downer of the show was one of their fans being a bit of a twat - there's usually one isn't there? He was obviously well pissed up and threw himself around the place with a couple of his mates in what looked rather like attention seeking behaviour - falling over several times and crashing into people who just wanted to watch the band - instead of him. I'm sure he was particularly annoying to a photographer who as he was on the guestlist must have been there with the band's blessing to take pictures of them. 'Superfan' managed to barge into him - and even deliberately got in his way when he was trying to work and pranced about in front holding his hand in front of the camera lens on purpose. I guess a band can't pick their fans, and maybe this guy isn't always such a moron, but even the band started to look embarassed at his antics eventually. I've just realised - I've just spent as long talking about one idiot as I have about the band themselves! I'll not include a picture containing him - I think he's had more than enough attention already.