|Subject||Maleficent & David Ryder-Prangley and The Witches @ The Purple Turtle|
|DateCreated||6/12/2012 3:20:00 PM|
I don't go to the Purple Turtle very often these days as they hardly ever put bands on that I want to see any more - a shame as it's still a venue I like, and I can get a bottle of Newcastle Brown for under four quid.
Only a fiver on the door tonight as well - bargain!
And tonight at least, there is no bloody toilet attendant!
After an opening set from a nondescript and forgettable alt/indie band Maleficent take to the stage.
The begining of the band's set is quite theatrical.
The music of Maleficent covers bases from Goth, to industrial, and metal - and various places inbetween.
The evolution of Maleficent continues - now having far more of a 'band' vibe with pretty much all the music you hear being played live instead of relying partly on DAT or laptop for samples etc like in the band's earlier days - this is a great improvement and now you really feel you are getting a musical performance instead of a more purely theatrical one.
Maleficent are sexy and entertaining - and now they have some serious management behind them they could be heading for greater things - catch them now while you can still see them for a fiver at venues which don't rip you off at the bar.
Completing the bill tonight are David Ryder-Prangley & The Witches.
The glamtastic Rachel Stamp frontman has put a new band together with members of Die So Fluid and Lilygun/Killing Miranda. And they rock.
David has moved from bass to guitar for this band, and proves tonight that he can rip out a pretty good solo when he feels like it. The music isn't a million miles away from Rachel Stamp so if you like them then you'll probably find The Witches worth checking out too.
A great value for money night in Camden for only a fiver on the door - it's even managed to drag a few Decadence regulars out on a Monday night - and that takes some doing!