Sunday, 24 March 2013

Parquet Courts @ Audio, Brighton 23/3/13

It's been a while... let's just say we've had a few personal issues to deal with. Anyway, we've heard a lot of hype about Parquet Courts here and there, so thought it might be worth the trek down to Brighton to catch them. Audio is a great small venue, down in the basement opposite the pier. Parquet courts are NYC through and through - sounding like they've just walked straight out of CBGBs in 1977. Think a faster, punkier Televsion. Or, slightly more obscure Eleventh Dream Day. It's two minute songs - with rhythmic intros, outros and cool as hell yelped vocals. Some segue straight from one to the next in an amphetamine fuelled whirlwind that just leaves you gasping for breath. In no time at all it's all over and we all just wanted more. But there wasn't any. They're back in May for the Great Escape Festival down in Brighton and another at the 100 Club. You'd better do one of them before they get picked up and made-over. (5/5)