Going through their numbers, they keep building up the energy, keeping it on a steady incline, leaving me on what would figuratively have been the edge of my seat. While I couldn’t exactly say I understood what Suspicious Beasts’ vocalist was belting out, it sounded catchy and uniquely nostalgic. Sort of giving their sound a very ‘60s psych/garage rock feel. That, in conjunction to the flashing multi-colored lights, added a certain definition. Their conclusion leaves me in a sort of daze, as the there is a sort of weird silence, where there should have been more rock n’ roll. I think their set ended too soon as I was still wanting more. It was probably a good thing, as I’m sure I had worn down the tiling below my feet due to my constant pogoing.
Certainly Suspicious Beasts would be a tough act to follow, but Radioactivity by all means held their own. They immediately captivated their audience upon arrival the scene. Providing an all-out, distort your senses assault, they explode into a high energy power-pop frenzy. Initially they keep up the momentum that was started by Suspicious Beasts, but they soon exceed it, playing through their set almost non-stop. Radioactivity’s growing intensity seems to rip through their spellbound spectators, like a wave of radioactive heat that instigates severe cases of twisting and shaking. This electrifying current of inspiration is no doubt excelled by Radioactivity’s constant upbeat and hook filled numbers. By this time the audience has grown into a throbbing mass. Eagerly they feed off the bands aurora, which seems to glow off them like a multi-colored spectrum. Although, this may have been the party lights dancing off the walls of the store.
Radioactivity conclusion leaves a noticeable fuzzy ringing in my ears combined with a slight numbing sensation. This is probably something that may lead hearing loss in the future. However, as I float out of the shop clutching my Suspicious Beasts 7”, I am content with my Monday evening. It is nights like this that serve to stimulate the soul and assure me that my faith in rock n’ roll is secure. Not that it was ever in doubt, but it certainly helps to have inspiration for a life motivated by teenage vice.