The DeRellas + Special Guests
Friday 1 June, 8:30 pm
The DeRellas + Support
Tickets £6 adv / £8 otd – available from The Vic, Holmes Music, Swindon Library, and the link below….
Heard you missed them… well they are back and this time they are firing on all cylinders.
From the minute Rip It Up comes kicking through your speakers you are reaching for the volume dial and up, up, up and away we go!
Rip It Up is gritty, loud, in your face and sonically blissful. With new boy Billion Dollar Bish pounding the drums and singer Stevie D in the fold, its a powerful proposition I find before me. Big riffs and looking for a rumble, The DeRellas have gone a tad more rock (make that punk rock) and a little less glam slamming: more Dead Boys than Glitter Band… and boy is it sweet (no pun intended)!
Strung Out In Sin City is certainly more in the dark and dirty Dead Boys camp as Luca plays a blinder as he hacks and slashes all over the song. Maybe a contender for one of the finest tunes this year so far. Its sleazy late night rock and roll at its best and Soho Hotel continues the walk on the wild side with some top trashy chorus melody. Stevie D has settled into his surroundings and owns the frontman slot with yet another stirling performance.
With only six tracks on this new mini album, the band sound fired up, and in the title track Freakshow Freddie has a most fitting trashy theme song, its like a vintage melting pot of Misfits orror meets Londons Soho Roses downing a bucketful of Thunderbird then playing their favourite Neurotic Outsiders songs with a big shit-eating grin and tongue firmly planted in someones elses cheek. This is gonna stomp the EP of the year. Dress Up, Mess Up closes the original songs on offer and is again splendid with its bvs and cheek rock n roll likcs as a rather fitting and dandy take on Adam & The Ants Plastic Surgery takes this record home.. and what a version it is too: if you are gonna cover a song then wear it, own it, live it, and play it like its yours – and thats exactly what The DeRellas have done.
Ive been impressed with every release from this band in whatever guise and whoever is in the line up, but this EP has blown me away. A welcome adition to your record collection and available on 10inch or CD, Freakshow is The DeRellas at the top of their game and playing a glam slamming – punk rocking blinder!
Cost: £6 - £8