LIVE: THE WINTER PASSING @ RESCUE ROOMS, NOTTINGHAM W/ KAMIKAZE GIRLS AND BEACH HEAD
There is no venue quite as intimate as the Red Room at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms. This was the setting for The Winter Passing’s headline slot in the city last month. The band seemed to be fueled by the adrenaline of the days events and this made for an even more electric gig than expected (their van broke down on the way to the show and they almost had to cancel). Brother/sister duo, Rob and Kate Flynn, belted out tracks that got even those who weren’t really familiar with them singing along. The only negative was that the stage was too small for people who love to move about and stamp along to the music as they do. The Winter Passing deserve a bigger space and a bigger crowd.
Kamikaze Girls were the main support for the three dates The Winter Passing played over the bank holiday weekend and there’s no doubting why they were chosen. There was a great chemistry between to the two bands who share a really similar aesthetic: Heavy on the guitar and drums accompanied by gutsy vocals. It was treat being able to hear most of Sad before it was released.
Considering this was one of the first shows that Beach Head have played as a band and that the only rehearsal they’d had was backstage earlier that day, they seemed really well put together. These guys were definitely there to have fun and the songs they debuted were a really original blend of surf and pop punk. Definitely watch out for their EP which is currently in the process of being recorded.
Photos by Danny Webster: www.dannywebsterphoto.co