| ingriated himself to the crowd early on and turned the set into a friendly party, as he gave people a warm glow and the feeling that they were special invites. |
Following their support of garage rockers The Datsuns & The Darkness, Croydon nine piece Do Me Bad Things were welcomed to Manchester with a sold out gig. They found themselves playing to a packed venue and a mish mash crowd of young eyeliner clad fans, a handful of students and older gig goers, attracting one of the most varied crowds I have seen in a long time.
The band themselves are hardly easy to pinpoint, hardly the type to appear on stage all donning a Do Me Bad Things uniform, especially one third of lead singers Nicolai who takes pride in his many costume changes, which consist of many bright colours and weird and wonderful sequinned numbers.
Anticipation was running high and as lead vocalists Chantal, Mark and Nic, backing singers Clare and Kimberley and various musicians took their stage, the fans were not the only ones bursting at the seams.
Prayers were answered, and jovial dancing and an electric atmosphere took over as the rousing “Time For Deliverance” started the glam disco ball rolling, topped with metal riffs, pop-gospel hooks and soaring exciting vocals all delivered with a passion and vigour to burst the entire venue to smithereens.
Infectious and impossible to ignore single “What’s Hideous” got the place dancing with it’s flamboyant wit, gospel strong vocals and downright catchy conviction, the intensity had built throughout culminating in a magical stadium busting finale.
Pop and rock harmonies, heavy riffs and altogether soaring vocals and atmospheric musician ship covering a plethora of genres give you something for everyone. Absolutely amazing!