The Fiver @ The Cambridge Junction

Six hugely talented bands played a blinder of a night at the Cambridge Junction last night (12th January) as part of ‘The Fiver’

Influx of Insanity kicked off proceedings with their own brand of rock music. The duo are a completely different beast live compared to the studio versions, with their electric riffs really making the grade. The band are playing BurySOUND this year (23rd Feb). Be sure to check them out as these lot could be the dark horses.

Another band playing BurySOUND this year are BSE’s indie rock threesome THE CATCH. Like many bands, this was the first time I have seen them live, and it certainly won’t be the last. They bamboozled their way through their epic set, playing ARTIST and VEXED in the process. These lot have been tipped to be BSE’s next big thing. Trust me, they are.

Next band up, Pretty Ace. The four-piece girl band were a pleasant surprise to the lineup, performing some great pop-rock tunes like I Wanna Be Your Lover and Lights In The City. The tight unity among the group showed throughout, flowing seamlessly through their setlist, closing with the anthemic Alright Mama, which is already our favourite East Anglian Song of 2018. Keep an eye out for these, and make sure you listen to their new EP!

Alternative trio The Green Brothers were up next and rip-roared their way through a great setlist including the great Who Wants All, and the brilliantly-named track Wetherspoon. The band remind me of Aldeburgh’s Fick As Fieves, with their punchy guitar riffs and the feisty vocals really making their tracks even better live. Check them out on Soundcloud, they’re great!

Gaffa Tape Sandy. You do this every time. This is the third time I’ve seen the loveable trio from BSE and they just get better every time. Alongside the ‘old’ classics Transylvania and Manager were the brand spanking new tracks Turnstile and Fridge, An insanely insane set which makes us at The Music Blog 42 so so excited about their upcoming new music. This was the first time I’d seen them on a big stage, and they definitely belong there.

Green Dolphin rounded out the night with their smooth indie sounds. For a band of their age, they seemed so comfortable on the stage, getting the crowd to throw themselves about to their thrashing tracks. I’d never heard of the band before this gig, but lads, you’ve now got yourself a new fan!

A great night of music as usual in East Anglia, and a night which highlights the outstanding potential so many bands have in the area! Get yourself to one of these in the future!

 

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