Friday, August 6, 2010

Filthy Boy. Bright Future.

Coming off a solid performance Monday night at Proud in the Camden Town Stables Market, Filthy Boy took to the stage again last night in the cramped upstairs performance space at Shoreditch’s Old Blue Last.

The band performed as one of three bands in semi-finals of the Kopparberg Klash, a competition sponsored by Kopparberg Cider, divided into catergories for music, film, fashion and photography. When votes are tallied, they’ll likely be moving on to the finals of the competition on September 1, where they’ll compete for £1,000 and exposure in Vice magazine.

Last night’s attendees saw them raging through a tightly-wound set, which included two new songs and several of the band’s older tunes. “Biggest Fan Ever” had the crowd gathered closely in front of the stage dancing in frenzied fashion, as the song built to its climax with lead vocalist Paraic Morrissey singing, “I’m your biggest fan ever/ One day we will be together.”

As was perfectly clear to everyone in the room (free cider or not), Filthy Boy shined for the second time in a week.

- Text by Kevin Brosky. Image by George Miller.

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