Experimental Music Love

January 8, 2008

Cooper Temple Clause – Glasgow, King Tut’s 29/10/06

Filed under: Live Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 7:58 pm

With Battle going AWOL, it’s up to Cooper Temple Clause themselves to provide the supporting entertainment with a DJ set that manages to be both eclectic and engaging – two adjectives that could also applied to the their actual headlining set.



Losing Didz to Carl Barat’s Dirty Pretty Things may have made many think the end was nigh for this lot, but tonight showed they have lost none of that passion and aggression that made them so essential amongst the dross of British rock five years ago. And, with new single ‘Homo Sapiens’ out right now to promote, and a new album on the way, this new look Cooper Temple Clause have a lot to be hopeful for, and they sound confident and up for anything tonight.



They’ve now had time to settle as a five piece, and it shows, with their set managing to be lot a tighter than it was at the start of the year. Each member seems to be putting that extra bit of effort in to make up for their departed brethren, and each song packs a heart punch as a frenetic pace is kept up throughout.



‘Homo Sapiens’ is angrily spewed out by Ben, given its already aggressive nature a new edge. But it’s not the only new song that impresses. ‘The Waiting Game’ shows a different side to The Clause wit Fish’s softer lead vocals turning this into a glorious ballad that shall surely end future sets.



Naturally, the old favourites are tossed in to rapturous reception. ‘Film Maker’ sees a mighty mosh pit brew in the front few rows, whilst a reworked ‘Panzer Attack’ oozes an electrified epicness.



‘Who Needs Enemies’ and ‘Blind Pilots’ make up the encore wit King Tut’s tiny nature hardly containing the stirring nature of these beasts.


Fuck off Kasabian, this is how dirty dance rock should be done.


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