Best Coast tore it up this week – how can you fail to love a group that covers both Lesley Gore (That’s The Way Boys Are) and The Ramones (I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend)? A band that captures the bruised romance of girl group pop and the punch of two-minute punk ditties on their own songs?
When the album’s released later this year, the clever money’s on one of the big labels – Sub Pop at the very least – putting it out. In the meantime, last year’s five-song Where The Boys Are tape is being issued on CD by Blackest Rainbow this month.
Some shaky footage of Tuesday’s gig was shot from the fringes of the mosh pit. The cameraman – all 6’ 9” of him – muttered darkly that he'd poured his drink over some young hooligan, before leaving to re-join the circus.