Saturday, 28 November 2009

Paper Planes and She's Hit at Captain's Rest

Saturday, 28 November 2009
Last night I went out to see two of the best bands Glasgow at the moment, Paper Planes and She's Hit.

She's Hit played to a large crowd at least 3x bigger than when I saw them support the Crocodiles at Stereo just last month. Obviously the word about them is spreading fast. Last night was my friends' first introduction to them and they walked away from the set completely loving it. One of my friends commented that she loved the drummer's style of standing up while playing. For me, it was reminiscent of Bobby Gillespie during his time with the Jesus & Mary Chain, which I like. About mid-way through the set they did their brilliant cover of "I Was A Teenage Werewolf", and played until there was blood splattered all over the floor (literally. a fight broke out towards the back of the venue. it wasn't pretty).

At the end of the night I got a free copy of their "Standing Stone Demos"...Here's one of the tracks:

She's Hit - Black Transistor Nightmares.mp3

She's Hit's myspace
Girls' Sold Out interview with She's Hit

The headliners, Paper Planes, were nothing less than fantastic. I quickly found out that the lead singer is flatmates with one of my classmates...small world! It was the first time I saw them live and was very impressed with how tight their set was. Their live version of tracks such as "Restless" and their debut single "Doris Day" were even better than the recorded versions, which stand as top tracks on their own. Among the group of people that I attended the gig with, I heard comparisons to Sonic Youth and Modern Lovers...not bad at all...

They're supporting New York's sweethearts, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart this Thursday, 3 December at Stereo in Glasgow. Try to check them if you can..

Paper Planes' myspace


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