White Rose Movement

by Jo

Norwich Arts Centre 6.7.06

This is a band that I saw supporting The Rakes not so long back.. was impressed then, so the opportunity of seeing them again was greatly welcomed. It was a hot night without being jammed into the admittedly delightful Arts Centre.. we stayed outside for a while. Right, usual spaces at the back, hanging on the rail over and above the sound desk. Mm vodka..

WRM (who have a smashing logo) to my eternal delight, are steeped in 80’s class pop and rock… I recognised Bauhaus and Duran Duran without trying very hard, and it was all music (!) to my nostalgic ears. Most of this audience were waaaay too young for the full impact of memory.. (many thanks for ‘Love like Blood’ before the grand entrance!) There’s an 80’s look too… can I have Taxxi’s top? Please? Nice red completely see-through chiffon shirt worn by Finn. People ought to follow that trend. Ahem. Anyway.. those rock foundations with pop fancy brickwork gave the crowd something very solid to cling to as they jumped and moshed and partied their hearts out. And that was just the crowd on stage.. Finn’s manic, desperate running from wall to wall trying to escape the asylum, and Owen’s rocking to make the asylum more bedlamish.. heavens. I’ve never seen a bassist stand on the drum over the drummer before. Very slashy. My word, we were satisfied.. and hot and sweaty. I didn’t dance, being where I was, so lord knows what the moshpitters were like.. poo smelly.

I think we need lots more of that in our lives.

I don’t think I wore my emergency late night long sleeves at all..


Girls in the Back (ooooo poss my fave)
London’s Mine
Test Card Girl
Idiot Drugs
Deborah Khan
Pig Heil Jam
Love is a Number


debut album ‘Kick’ out.. see website

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