Getting on the guest list through a friend of a friend we were unsure if the hype surrounding the Leeds based “soon to be big” Pigeon Detectives was justified. Having bought the highly rated (and now incredibly rare) first single I’m Not Sorry and been impressed, the live performance certainly lived up to all that has been said..
Despite Barfly being barely half full on a Monday night, front man Matt threw himself into the gig jumping around the tiny stage with abandon, showering everyone with water and swinging from the rafters, smashing his head onto a steel girder. Musically, the band are a tight unit playing catchy guitar-pop with Killer(s) choruses (pun intended).
Easily rivaling neighbours the Kaiser Chiefs and with the stage swagger of The Strokes and a singer that is demented as Iggy Pop, this lot have got the most potential we have seen in many years. Look out for new single You Know I Love You on the uber-cool Dance to the Radio label (alongside Forward Russia and iLiKETRAiNS). You could be making more than just a good investment in music if you pick up one of the limited vinyl copies...