When the band turns up the volume, they shake and when they lower the volume the volume they shudder. The prettiness and intensity of Tommy’s voice makes up with Johnny’s look of aggrieved hostility and moodiness on stage and second guitarist Matt Mason who sings back up so well you think he could front the band
around the 14th band I’ve seen in a four day period and the third guitar rock band starring 20 something boys in three hours, it is beginning to all sound the same. If you add to that the less then brilliant acoustics at Pianos and your ears turn to jelly. On record the songs signify, at Pianos they seem to lack distinction.
In an attention getting, quietly arrogant 35 minute set, the band commandeered the Piano stage with a lead singer Matt Iwanusa whose baritone deserves comparison with Matt Beringer
Enjoy em now with songs like first single “Long Hair” and “You’ve got It All Wrong” and (here I’m guessing) “Don’t Go Around With Everyone In Town” . The temperature is always raising with this band and they have the good fun smarts of a band that is just about to break big.
Playing songs off their current Sincerely Sorry EP, where the sound they’ve been going for since Anaaiah was 12 years old back in 2009 is absolutely perfected, the first two songs of the set are brilliant sound strangulation
The youthful indie band are just a blast, a loud, jangly, addictive and very much fun quartet, pushing their first EP, the uniformly excellent Awkward, filled to brimming with bright sunshiny rock pop filled with choruses that go “oooh ooh ohhh”
Cosmonauts are four bright sparks who have played catchy if a little dark alt rock for two years in various variations and at Pianos on Wednesday night, played a nothing but pleasurable set of Echo And the Bunnymen quasi-psychedelic jams.
dissipating the slightest of melody, heavily bashed by the bass and drummer Matt Covey anyway, and his guitar becomes steely feedback before switching directions again, and again, till you’re feeling dizzy.