Live Review: Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam @ The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham – 03/07/2014

There is barely time for the crowd to settle before Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam take to the stage and hurl themselves into lead track Auto, from their new self-titled EP.  With insistent riffs pummelled out by what are essentially three front men, the concept of the song is made obvious; and it’s damn catchy too. With the recent addition of third guitarist David Bentall to the ranks, SFL create a wall of sound that is satisfyingly impenetrable.

The band are relentless, with a ten-strong setlist, each song cannonballing into the next.  The crowd is treated to a mix of tracks from previous releases punctuated with those from the new EP.  With constant interchange between guitarists and vocals, the energy never diminishes, all driven by uncomplicated, brash and ballsy drums from one-man rhythm section, Ralph Morton.

“Hope you like it fast and loose,” says Bentall, plunging into the crowd with Andy Bullock, whilst Pete Dixon stands atop an amp, as they launch into thrash-out, high-tempo shredder Lucid Dreams to finish the audience off.

SFL positively crackle with verve and it’s infectious, they are a prolific gang of writers with immense stage presence so expect more from them and remember the name – like you’d forget it.

Words: Will Pace | Photos: Sam Wood 


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