Gosteleradio + Wolfy & The Bat Cubs – The Workers Club (15.10.11)

A tiny crowd gathered early to catch supporting act Wolfy & The Bat Cubs strutting their stuff on stage, which was a shame as their set was highly enjoyable. The five-piece play old school psych-rock with a passion, and they do their thing properly, with era appropriate outfits and a staunch devotion to their sound. They had a fun presence, and powered through a tight set of rollicking rock that is heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones. If you like ’60s infused rock with a modern twist, check out Wolfy & The Bat Cubs, their live show was made for the fun party times.

Gosteleradio have greatly improved their live show since I last saw them supporting The Night Terrors at the Tote mid last year. Now playing as a four-piece, the band were resplendent as they played amidst a wash of beautiful visual projections that were swirling around the back of the stage. They sound even better live then they do on record, with their gorgeous melodies seemingly all encompassing, as the band concentrated hard on cultivating the intense passion that emanates throughout their music.

The boys let their songs do the talking, with minimal crowd interaction, and the packed out band room were entranced by their heavenly arrangements, highlights of which were stunning renditions of “Wave”, “Odyssey”, and “Ships At Sea”. Gosteleradio make incredibly moving sounds, and their EP launch saw their trademark grandiose melodies played to perfection. Their short set was a sonic delight that rounded out another fantastic weekend of ripper live music.