So last night I was down at Proud in Camden for the weekly Be night and to be honest not particularly looking forward to seeing the night’s headline act So So Modern. I’d caught them in Berlin last year and even with the benefit of some primo east European MDMA had been underwhelmed to say the least. But it would appear that in the time between now and then they’ve only gone and become a shit hot live act, so much so that I spent a fair chunk of the gig wondering if this was the same band.
But it was and it seems that in the intervening months they’ve taken their scatter-shot punk energy and focused it into something much tighter, weirder and generally more interesting. One song in particular, a much slower spacey freak out, had me running to the sound man to check the title, which by a nice coincidence was called ‘Berlin’. I grabbed a hatful of 7″s off the band at the end of the night but sadly it seems that this one song is yet to be recorded properly.
The band have a few more UK dates left before they head back down under and I reckon i’ll try and catch them again at White Heat in a week or so, if they’re playing near you check them out.
26 Aug Buffalo Bar / Artrocker, London
27 Aug Antics / Crawdaddy Dublin
28 Aug Ifor Bach Cardiff, Wales
29 Aug Freebutt, Brighton
31 Aug Offset Festival
2 Sep White Heat, Madame Jo Jo’s, London
3 Sep Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
4 Sep New Adelphi, Hull
5 Sep Fast Punk Club, Edinburgh
6 Sep Captain’s Rest Glasgow, Scotland