Following our interview with Lion Papers, we headed to Fibbers to catch the release of their debut single Beautiful Disaster last Monday. Lion Papers were joined by support acts female singer/songwriter Cat Maud, indie-rock band Among the Last, and rock three-piece The Filthy Piece.
By Nina Watts Marsay
Photos by Chris Mackins
Before the main act, The Filthy Piece channelled The White Stripes, as they took to the stage one man/guitar down. Although missing a third of the band, lead guitarist/vocalist Josh, and drummer Isis put on a brilliant performance. The duo played a number of originals including Money Spider and What’s Left, as well as covering a variety of classics from different genres, such as Arctic Monkeys’ Mardy Bum, Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters and Stuck in the Middle with You by Stealers Wheel.
Acoustic-duo Lion Papers, made up of vocalist/drummer Curtis and guitarist Jimmy, then opened their set with Long Time Coming, an upbeat number that had the crowd dancing from the very beginning. The set-list comprised of both originals and covers with the band’s loyal following making each as popular as the last. Meant To Be,Something Special and Down and Out especially got a huge reaction from the crowd.
Some of their covers included Duran Duran’s Rio, Peace’sLovesick, The Killers’ Mr Brightside and an insane mash-up of Twist and Shout and Let’s Dance. The variety of music covered was an indication of the duo’s indie roots and their obvious appreciation of British classics. They showcased their unique sound by putting their own spin on popular tracks.
The Filthy Piece
Among The Last
The duo finished with their debut single, Beautiful Disaster and, the B-side to it, Amelia. A heavy drumbeat was the underlying feature of the tracks and was the perfect accompaniment to Jimmy’s indie/pop-rock guitar riffs, while Curtis’s voice worked with the instruments to create an energetic and uplifting performance. The songs were extremely catchy and proved to be a wonderful ending to the show.
Lions Papers’ set was fantastic and their energy infectious. It is obvious that the two are completely devoted to their music and so passionate about what they do. As well as this, there is a perfect sense of cohesion between them, probably due to the fact they’ve been making/playing music together since they were thirteen. If you get the chance to see them, make sure to check them out. You will not be disappointed!
Cat Maud, Among the Last, The Filthy Piece and Lion Papers at Fibbers on Monday 30 March 2015.