Live review: Summer Nights 2012 featuring Minor Delilah, Seed, The NK Jays, John Wean at Tut’s, 14/7/12

Minor Delilah, a cheesy ‘alternative’ 4-piece from Lanarkshire who cite ‘everything’ as their musical influences, sound just like every other generic Scottish band that’s doing the rounds just now.

 

Lead singer Nick Scroggie unfortunately doesn’t exactly have ‘frontman’ written all over him, and the performance reminds you of a high school ‘battle of the bands’.

The drummer however looks like he is having an absolutely whale of a time, and his cheesy smile is as infectious as his foot-tapping-worthing drumming.

Without wanting to sound too harsh, we must appreciate that Minor Delilah are pretty young, and are just having a lot of fun while performing somewhere as famous as King Tut’s.

Just please stop asking the crowd to take their phones and lighters out to wave above their heads, we’re not at a Robbie Williams concert.

On the plus side, things do pick up for the more acoustic ‘All I Ever Wanted’, which showcases the fact that behind all the heavy guitar and drum solos, and silly showmanship, Scroggie has a pretty good voice.

Seed on the other hand, despite having a dreadful name, are pretty good, as the hairy four-piece produce some pretty awesome banjo, rock.

Lead singer Chris has a pretty epic, gruff-sounding vocal that you would never guess came out of Scotland, and it feels like he is almost preaching towards the crowd like some kind of pastor.

Houston also has a really nice tone to his voice, and when he accompanies Chris for some of the tracks they sound like a deep-south Mumford and Sons.

Their genre isn’t going to be to everyones taste, but vocally they’re pretty impressive.

Glasgow-based three-piece The NK Jays produce some pretty fine grizzly rock, with guitarist Kenny Jamieson’s nice enough vocal albeit with a somewhat American slant.

Their track ‘In The Movies’ is perhaps pretty fitting, sounding like the soundtrack to a Tarantino film, or an episode of True Blood.

Again, the sound in Tutis isn’t great, and it was difficult to make out most of the words, so the more acoustic tracks are a welcome relief to showcase Kenny’s voice.

He sounds wonderfully husky on ‘Honey Bee’-providing the perfect track to accompany some late night liquor drinking in a dark and dingy Texan bar.

Closing the night, and with a promising back catalogue of tracks including ‘Desperate Dan (she told me she was single)’, and ‘New York Doesn’t Love You’ are John Wean.

The Glasgow four swagger on stage all vests, medallions, and denim waistcoats – a sight to behold indeed.

Half way through the performance, the confident Connor Cartwright is left to his own devises, and performs a gorgeous stripped back version of ‘The Bucket’ by The Kings Of Leon.

It’s a shame the rest of the performance isn’t as strong, however the heavy doesn’t bass helped matters much.

Words: Erica Lennie

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2 thoughts on “Live review: Summer Nights 2012 featuring Minor Delilah, Seed, The NK Jays, John Wean at Tut’s, 14/7/12”

  1. R u for real!! Were u even at King Tuts that Night?!! PMSFL!! U really r full of shite!! Try to actually attend the gig before u write your “review”… Total Amateur!!!!!

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