The Computers at The 100 Club, London, UK – 8th May 2013

Posted by Bianca on Wednesday May 8, 2013 Under Garage, Indie, Rock, Soul

Gig Review by Emily-Camilla Stockham + Gig Photography by Jordan Curtis Hughes

The Computers

The Computers are a fresh, cool and raw cut band that have been bubbling under the surface for a while now and when you catch a band of this calibre live, its hard not to question why they are not dominating the charts and headlining stages more frequently.

The Computers

What makes them even fresher is the sound that they emit as given their geeky name and trademark white suits you’d expect them to be synth-toting cooler-than-thou electro-indie boys. Instead they are the complete antithesis. These guys are a myriad of punk, indie, rock and soul – with a bit of true grit for good measure and this is only amplified in their strident live set.

The Computers

Their second album, ‘Love Triangles, Hate Squares’ released last month has been a long awaited follow up to their debut.

The Computers

A four piece band from Exeter, who blend hardcore punk in the style of Black Flag and Minor Threat, with traditional rock ‘n’ roll. The Computers have a unique quality with their music and are absolutely mesmerising live.

The Computers

‘Love Triangles, Hate Squares’ is the second single of the set and title track from The Computers recently released second album. The Computer’s new material sees more vocal ability from front man Alex Kershaw as he adds a dose of swinging blues to their otherwise tough sound.

The Computers

From the outset The Computers had bold intent and crashed through a blindly good set of songs from both albums, opening with the amazingly raucous ‘Bring me the head of a hipster’. Their energetic opening tunes set the roaring tone for the entire evening that increased with thrashes and flecks of buoyant punk as the night continued.

The Computers

Disco Sucks is a highlight- the crowd are in full swing as The Computers deliver with punky precision.

The Computers

Standout tune, Music is Dead closed the main set with Kershaw joining the crowd asking for them to part and disperse from the sweaty heaving blob that they have merged into throughout the set.

The Computers

A cover of Train In Vain by The Clash brings a blast from the past in the historical 100 Club venue during the encore.

The Computers set is fast paced and almost an assault on the senses- and that’s meant in the best way possible, of course. After the more rock ‘n’ roll rhythms of their debut, their tunes from their follow up album sees them take a more soul-pop approach yet it still works just as well live.

The Computers

Scream along chorus, sleek suits and addictive hooks- The Computers should be your new favourite band.

Support acts tonights are: The Tuts + The Dead Formats.

The Tuts

The Dead Formats

2 Responses to “The Computers at The 100 Club, London, UK – 8th May 2013”

  1. john bentley Says:

    Hot stuff! Well done.

  2. Wayne Says:

    Bloody hell, this is fucking ace!

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