hmv.com reviews... Money For Rope @ The Great Escape
hmv.com is down on the South Coast as the festival season kicks off with Brighton's new band nirvana The Great Escape. This time we're reviewing rambunctious Australian mentalists Money For Rope...
Money For Rope
The Hope @ The Great Escape.
Was it full? And how were the crowd?
It was rammed, with people cramming themselves into the venue to catch a glimpse.
So what was the set like?
It was a furious, 20-minute blast of beery punk rock slammed together with the sleaze of the Stooges and the soul likes of early James Brown. It sounds like it shouldn’t work, but it really really does.
Any good between song banter?
Tonnes, lots of calling out to the crowd as well as constantly ribbing each other.
Did they put on much of a show?
There were no cannons, but the set ended in total chaos. After battering their way through the set, singer Jules McKenzie whipped off his shirt and played their odd, 80s AOR three-minute sax solo over a whirlwind of guitars and two drummers going hard at it.
What was the highlight of the set?
See above. Song wise it was the power stomp of ‘My House or Yours’.
Where can I catch them next?
They’re playing in Hoxton on Sunday, then at Camden Rocks at the end of May and then assorted other European festivals.
hmv.com will be at The Great Escape across the weekend of May 8th - 10th, bringing you interviews and reviews.