23 May 2012
Last updated at 16:08
The launch show for Teaspoonriverneck’s new album, Do It Again, kicked off with the garage-folk of The Crowman at the Thomas De La Rue on Saturday 19th May 2012.
The Crowman was flying totally solo and seemed more relaxed on stage than usual as he blasted through a selection of original songs on banjo, bouzouki and resonator guitar, all through his own customised amplifier.
Second on stage were Lifejacket who keep getting tighter as a band and are certainly ones to watch on the local circuit (Andy Sauvage and Claire Mockett pictured).
While Lifejacket may only still have a small repertoire of songs they seem to be winning more fans with every show and their viciously delivered indie rock sound really set the stage for tonight’s headliners (John McCarthy pictured).
Lifejacket mix mainstream indie with the eccentric post-punk sounds of bands like Mclusky to create a swirling, driving version of rock ‘n’ roll that is unique in Guernsey’s music scene today.
As the night’s headliners Teaspoonriverneck took to the stage the already busy pub seemed to fill even further as the crowd packed to the front of the makeshift stage (Steven Lynch, pictured).
Teaspoonriverneck mixed tracks from their new album, Do It Again, with earlier tracks, which have become classics of local music, and even debuted a brand new song, too new to appear on the new record (Ian Allsopp, pictured).
Now featuring four permanent members of the band, with John Sealey (pictured) adding organ and a second guitar, Teaspoonriverneck’s groove rock sound has become even deeper and taken on a new psychedelic edge they have branded a ‘black glam heavy rifferama’.
By the end of the band’s set the crowd broke into an all-out mosh, the likes of which many agreed they had never seen in a venue like the De La Rue and had rarely seen at recent gigs in Guernsey.