Blues Pills – Islington academy, London – 22nd April 2015


First up tonight was The Pearl Harts. Unusually, they’re a two-piece band – other than the Graveltones they’re probably the only two-piece I’ve seen. Unlike the Graveltones, both members of the Pearl harts are petite ladies. They took to the stage in front of a very quiet venue, but as they played the venueFirst up tonight was The Pearl Harts. Unusually, they’re a two-piece band – other than the Graveltones they’re probably the only two-piece I’ve seen. Unlike the Graveltones, both members of the Pearl harts are petite ladies. They took to the stage in front of a very quiet venue, but as they played the venue steadily filled up, so by the end of their set it was busy. With one member on drums and vocals and the other on guitar and vocals they’re surprisingly loud and powerful, and sound great. Whereas in say a five-piece band, the notes from the various instruments tend to merge together at times, with just drums, guitar and vocals then you hear every single note that is played. It’s a great set, and I made sure I stopped at the merchandise stand at the end of the night to buy a copy of their CD. Next up was RavenEye, a three-piece band. They sounded great – great rock music with some lovely guitar work. Musically they’re a good fit with Blues pills, so it’s no surprise that they go down very well with the crowd tonight. It’s a great set and this is definitely a […]

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