Gig Review

Heavens Basement
Dear Superstar,
Birmingham, Academy 3
10th March 2010
Heavens Basement      Dear Superstar       
Photo Of Dear Superstar © Copyright Robert LawrenceWhat a night, the less said the better, I hope I dont have a communication cluster fuck like this again, I just dont need this sort of hassle!

Well I missed the opening two bands due to aforementioned cluster fuck (I do like that phrase) so I lead right into my shorter than usual review with the main support, who were Dear Superstar, a band I've now seen 4 times and I think tonight was up there with best I've seen them so far, full of profanity and swagger as usual, the band matching the singer, Micky, in the swagger stakes tonight. I think tonight is as good as ive heard them, a good rough rock sound, plenty of catchy riffs to keep you entertained from one song to the next, couldn't really hear the bass but the guitar solos were on good form tonight. Most of the crowd are reacting well to them tonight as they play songs such as Brothers in Blood, a Kinks cover of Lola, Brink of destruction, Diseased and Distraught.Its kind of strange seeing them in a small venue again, after seeing them previously on much bigger stages, but the small stage hasn't dented there live show at all, good performance tonight.

Photo Of Heavens Basement © Copyright Robert LawrenceHeadliners tonight were Heavens Basement, a band I've been looking forward to seeing again live since late last year, and much to my surprise, and as i hear it to the rest of the band as well, they have a new singer, a few weeks ago there original singer quit. There new man behind the mic, showed no sign of nerves, didn't seem to miss a beat all show.The lead guitarist wasn't wearing his gnarly hoody either tonight! They opened there set tonight with fast paced songs Tear, Cant Let Go and Best Without You before taking it down a notch with Such is Life which included the story of how they got a new singer! The rest of the set included, Paranoia, Mirrors Reign and set closer the excellent Executioners Day. Tonight they sounded decent but not the best, the stage presence was as brilliant as last time, but the sound felt a tad flat at times, perhaps the mix was off a smidge, but still a good live rock show that went well with what i saw and heard from outside in the bloody cold, I'll leave you with this, if you need something sorting out dont leave it to a member of a rock band!

Dear Superstar 4/5
Heavens Basement 4/5

Review By Robert Lawrence

 Heavens Basement


 Dear Superstar

Micky Satiar (Vocals)
Smeth (Lead Guitar)
Milton Gunns (Rythm Guitar)
Amadeus (Bass Guitar)
The Minge (Drums)

 Band Related Links
Heavens Basement Myspace
Dear Superstar Myspace
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?