After hearing high praise from numerous sources over recent months, I finally had the opportunity to see The Destroyers play live this weekend and discover if they live up to the hype.
To categorize or pigeon-hole this multi-musician ensemble isn't so easy. However I'll make a ham-fisted attempt by describing their rawkus, energetic and relentlessly fun performance as a moravian-ooomp-pah, folk-punk wall-of-sound infused with an acid laced soul of Ennio Morriconi. No offence to anyone involved or to you more articulate and enlightened musos - it's meant in a complimentary fashion.
Festooned with a vast array of instruments (many of which I recognized) and some fantastically bizarre pointy hats The Destroyers provide an audio-visual assault on the senses which you can't help but both smile at whilst simultaneously jumping about to.
Good to briefly catch up with band member Dan O'connoll, formerly of Brum mates 3form
who recently relocated to the big Smoke and has found himself at McCann London