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Although there is no doubting the Stora Teatern is a stunning place, seated venues are not ideal for Ebbot as he thrives on contact and sometimes confrontation with the audience and it was frustrating having to sit down as the band stormed through powerful classics such as "Galaxy Gramophone" and "Mantra Slider".
But at least we were treated to a superb two-hour show and still had plenty of time for drinks afterwards. Maybe early gigs are the way to go? So we took our seats at 7pm and a Native American appeared alone on stage and gave a speech in his own language and in English about the environment, nature and coincidence and proceeded to play some beautiful, haunting music on a flute.
The band played two sets including some brand new songs and of course encouraged a healthy dose of audience participation, which might well give them headaches during the editing!
At the moment no title or release date of the album has been announced but of course as soon as we have more details we will let you know. I thought they would be far too busy.
The opening track " For a City Boy " immediately conjures up early Tubeway Army around the time that Gary Numan started adding early analogue synths over buzzing Punk Rock guitars. Talking of bass, "Never Let Them Tell You" is another highlight with its New Order bass line and synths that swell into a great chorus.
There are throbbing sequencers and bubbling analogue synths, sampled brass, Sci-Fi sound effects, toy-town drum machines and rhythm boxes and even the good old classic cascading chimes effect. It's kind of "Vintage Futuristic". Dick film score. However, what saves the album from being a gimmick albeit an extremely well-conceived one or merely an 80's concept album — is the quality of the songwriting, in particular three tracks bang in the middle of the record.
The album gathers momentum and really hits it's stride with the excellent Bowie influenced "Together Forever". Then comes my favourite track "We Were Young" in which Paul reverts to his more familiar South London tinged SuperMinx '70 vocals and they seem to have hit on a style that could lead to OHMS being more than just a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
It starts with a spoken-word verse strangely reminiscent of a darker Pet Shop Boys, before building to an almighty chorus shot through with raw emotion. The lyrics sting with their honesty. To order the album and find out more information on OHMS check out their official web-site here. Badgley and The Slits manager Christine Robertson. Throughout the film, the main voice of The Slits comes from Tessa and the story unfolds from the pages of her scrapbook.Visit Ottawa's Indoor Christmas Festival, Glow, until Jan 4 @ EY Centre. 78k ft of Light Gardens, Delicious Food, Festive Drinks & Live Entertainment.