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Having waited what seems like an eternity to see this London based five-piece, I managed to catch them twice in this glorious month.
Had they supported approximately 97.3% of the other bands in the UK, Video Nasties would have blown their headliners away, however they have the good/mis-fortune of being pals with the ridiculously talented Late of the pier.
Recordings just don't seem to do Video Nasties justice. Not to say that they aren't very good, quite the opposite, but it's a whole different ball game when you can hear the raw, often mesmerising vocals and the deep, rasping guitars being thrashed like their lives depended on it.
I've read some blogs and publications that have just tossed Video Nasties on the "been done before, and better" pile, which is a big error on their part. Coming back with fresh tunes since their Karl Blau EP, it seems the band have grown and developed their sound to a more mature and experienced approach, without losing their essence or edge, something which should be commended.
As cliché as it is, both times, I found myself being swept away by the sheer emotion of their sound, losing myself in the band's brutal and unrelenting delivery, and by the time set-closer Teenage Celebration is at it's end, I felt a spine-tingling high that only a handful of bands can conjur.
Having the good fortune to get hold of one of their tour demos, which includes all four of the songs which presently reside on their myspace profile, I thought I'd share a few....
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