Review: The Indieannas, Stealth
They said they were on a mission to save indie rock'n'roll – but one rainy Saturday night at Stealth it seemed that Houston, we had a problem. The pressure was on for the Buxton lads.
This would be their last gig before the release of their debut single Flying High and the odds were certainly stacked against them. The support band had pulled out hours before show time with no opportunity to replace them and five minutes before the boys took to the stage it seemed I'd be sipping my pint with only the sound engineer for company.
But within a few bars of signature YouTube hit Moneyman the student masses slowly began to filter in from the many competing rooms of the Stealth vs Rescued labyrinth.
Soon the dance floor was a sea of foam banana suits and beer stained plaid shirts.
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The Indieannas kept it audience friendly with a mixture of originals and indie classics with a particularly heavy version of The Wombats's Moving to New York showcasing what the band really have to offer.
Perfectly skilled in the art of radio friendly indie riffs and catchy ear worm lyrics what really gives Jed, Charlie and Mark the edge is their secret weapon lurking at the back of the stage, drummer Jon, whose monster drum 'n' bass beats are a refreshing addition to an otherwise overdone genre.
The battle to save guitar music was never going to be an easy one.
Mission accomplished? More a work in progress.