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Posted in culture,life,local by tim on April 24th, 2007

We got destroyed on Saturday night

The Destroyers

The Destroyers

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.

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  1. on May 5th, 2007 at 1:16 am Antonio Gould said,

    Totally with you, having known a few of the band I’ve followed them since they started and they just seem to get better and better as time goes on.

    They have secured gigs at Glastonbury this year which is a real coup and seem to be getting nationwide attention now which is great news. Really hope they do well over the next few years.

  2. on May 8th, 2007 at 12:39 pm Dan said,

    Nice to catch up with you guys too…

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