This is when the madness kicked up a level.
Echo Spoke First have 2 front men! One of them is a lead singer/head banger/man mountain and looks like he fell asleep at a Black Flag gig and had just woken up 20 years later. The other is the lead screamer/guitarist/emo geek complete with Union Jack t-shirt and Stars and Stripe Cons. The three other guys just blended into the background and looked and sounded kind of post metal, hardcore, doom. All the song sounded heavy and pretty down tempo with lots of scream core vocals from Mr Emo Geek and lots of head banging from the man mountain. In between song the banter was quite surreal, at times it was like a live, impromptu link on a children’s TV program hosted by Dick and Dom, if Dom had been replaced by Zed from Police Academy and Dick had taken a lot of acid!
“If you die in Canada do you die in real life”.
Apparently Echo Spoke First have a Facebook page which according to the man mountain, you definitely have to checkout. I did and I was surprised to learn that this was there first gig so all in all I think they did pretty well. They also have a great photo on their facebook page where the band look like they are a a super group, misalliance containing Henry Rollins, one of my Chemical Romance, Axle Rose, Slash, and Tim burgess from the charlatans. They will also have a twitter page soon, I for one, can’t wait.