White Belt Yellow Tag @ Tut’s 29-04-09

May 5, 2009

WHITE BELT YELLOW TAG
King Tut’s, Glasgow, April 29 * * *

Two years on from the demise of Yourcodenameis:milo, guitarist John Lockey is back with his second band since Milo went on “indefinite hiatus”. Again labouring under a somewhat irreverent moniker, Lockey and co-conspirator Craig Pilbin have received high praise for White Belt Yellow Tag’s debut EP You’re Not Invincible.
They certainly made a quick and positive impression on what was the sparsest of crowds. By the end of opener Remains the number of punters had almost doubled, but given there were only twenty or so to start with, it did little to inject much-needed atmosphere.
Still there were some real moments of promise. With its droning guitars and sparse vocals, Remains was their most abrasive and least poppy offering. Coincidentally it was also their best although This Is My Ode To Nothingness came a close second.
However with the more overtly pop tracks like It’s A Long Way Don’t Fall Behind and End Song came Pilbin’s falsetto and thoughts of Coldplay, which, let’s face it, is never a good thing. Despite this it was still a decent display from a band still finding their feet, but the real test will come when they return to promote a debut album later in the year.

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