With it being their first ever gig, family and friends of the band had turned out in support. Since there are five band members, there were quite a few of these, plus those of us whose interest had been piqued by the pre-gig publicity.
The support (introducing himself only as “the support for Mammal Hum tonight”), was decent enough, enjoyable bluesy stuff. Not much I can say about one man and his guitar without sounding silly.
Mammal Hum looked a tad nervous when they got on stage, but there were surprisingly few hiccups in the performance, for a first gig. As I mentioned, there’s five of them, so a wide variety of instruments are employed – tambourine, xylophone and harmonica being the unusual ones. Keyboards, drums, guitar & bass also feature. The overall effect, with many different sounds layering over one another, was great; happy music for happy people – pop of the best sort. If this were a music blog, I’d draw comparisons to some other bands – but it ain’t so I won’t. It was pretty much the best gig I’d been to in ages! I’ll definitely be seeing them again.
There’s a couple of tracks on their myspace (linked above), but I encourage everyone to get out there and see them live – they have two gigs coming up (of which I should be attending at least one!):
|23 Apr 2008||Sidekicks Lounge, The Lamp|
|6 May 2008||The Sesh – Linnet and Lark.|