Metro - The Izzys/ The Apes

It was a star spangled night as there were three US bands at Metro last Monday. Death on a High Street, The Izzys and The Apes from New York, New York and Washington respectively, gave a London crowd a raucous US reception and all in all, a great Monday night.

The night, however, belonged to The Izzys and The Apes: one band exuding refined rock’n’roll with a country twang and the other a bohemian psych-rock expedition with a drum beating for a war song. It was indeed a night of Cowboys and Indians.

The Izzys played a bluesy set with each member relaxing into their intelligent grasp of country twang that flavoured their rock’n’roll, and didn’t saturate it at all. It was something very cunning, and with many songs as catchy as hell, the set resonated in minds and generated an encouraging crowd response resulting in an appreciated encore.

The Apes were a psychedelic whirlwind of Indian headbands, balaclavas and tight white pants thrown into a crazy, thumping old skool trip of purple skies and silver clouds, where mescaline didn’t seem to go astray and fan appreciation didn’t either.

It was a good night and with a good turn out with both US-based bands in town to gather a greater following in London.

All Photographs by Michelle Manning

Last updated: 19/04/2018 10:45:40

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