A week after the Leeds/Reading Festival the glossy music mags were full of praise for commanding performances from the likes of Arcade Fire, The Killers, Foo Fighters and The Subways. However, if you ventured away from the main stages for just 30 minutes; you would have seen Yorkshire outfit; Harrisons producing an explosively free spirited set on the Unsigned Stage. Also, you would have left feeling released and with the knowledge that their songs are as memorable as the aforementioned acts.
The jerking and nostalgic nature of 'Bluenote' makes for a careering musical rally car that swerves past the sound of The Rakes, Ramones and The Others to give this outfit some gritty rhythm and thrust. Soaring 70s rock vocals and guitars keep you captivated in 'Shirleys Temple', with its stammering nature pushing home a point about the cruel nature of human relationships. Next year, when it is festival time; be adventurous, as you never know what you might see!
Catch Harrisons on the road in February;
1st - London Bush Hall, with Be Your Own Pet
4th - Sheffield, Leadmill
5th - Bristol Fleece, with Be Your Own Pet
9th - Winchester, Railway
10th - Shrewsbury, Buttermarket
11th - Walsall, Wharf 10
15th - London, Metro
16th - Manchester, Jabez Club
17th - Wigan, Club Nirvana