So last Thursday we went to see Londonist-favourites Mitch (whom we interviewed a couple of months ago) play at the rather ambitiously-named Pleasure Unit in Bethnal Green.
Here’s what we took away from the gig:
The venue is OK, but not great. Sure, the bar staff are nice. But there’s a stupid pillar right in front of the stage, doing an excellent job of getting in the way.Despite the night being entitled ‘Don’t Forget Yer Bass Amp’, the band forgot their bass amp. Oops.Frontman Darren Mosley shakes his ass like a girl. But we’re definitely not going to say that to his face.Two of the support acts were sufficiently rubbish to be not worth mentioning/defaming. However, the indie goodness from This Is My Party Trick was pretty good, and went down well with the crowd.Mitch rock.
- A high-pitched ringing in the ears. Two guitars plus one bass plus one drummer plus forceful vocals plus small venue equals a very loud gig.
And that last point is the important one. Mitch ripped through a powerful, tight, grungy and loud set-list, meeting their own definition of some sort of Foo-Fighters-Pearl-Jam hybrid. And they managed to look like they were enjoying it. Or at least Darren did – we now have several photos of him in various ‘rock-god’ poses. Nice.
To be honest, Mitch deserve a bigger venue and a larger audience than this. And hopefully they will get both when they play the Islington Bar Academy on January 12th. Definitely worth a look.