The Veronicas @ ABC2 23-09-09

September 28, 2009

ABC2, Glasgow, September 23 * *

In their native Australia The Veronicas – twin sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso – are considered a big deal. Multi-platinum album sales and numerous hit singles have helped The Veronicas brand, they already have a clothing line, spread to the US where the duo is slowly making inroads thanks to some high-profile support slots.
Hoping to crack the UK with the release of second album Hook Me Up, the sisters and their well-drilled backing band rolled into town tonight to play for a sold-out ABC2 crowd, and while they certainly thrilled the screaming predominately female masses, overall it was hard not to feel somewhat underwhelmed by a set that failed to impress.
Soulless and contrived to the point of parody, the tattooed twosome’s performance – punctuated by inane banter – may have ticked most of the right boxes when it comes to pop-rock gigs but without any memorable hooks and with no real surprises up their sleeves it was an entirely predictable display.
They did come close to a highlight on Mother Mother but with the vocals came another steady flow of laughable lyrics and an unconvincing delivery style best described as emotionally polished.


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