Archie Bronson Outfit @ Tut’s 26-03-10

April 3, 2010

King Tut’s, Glasgow, March 26 * * * *

They may have made a low-key entrance but there was nothing subdued about the Archie Bronson Outfit once they launched into tonight’s set. Men of few words between tracks, the trio – rounded off to a four-piece with the addition of a synth player – made a blistering start, and for the first handful of songs seemed unstoppable, dispensing their quirky mix of psyche-infused blues rock.
Blending waves of fuzzed-up guitar, galloping drums and swirling ethereal synth, the band led by singer/guitarist Sam Windett, were a potent force early on, rattling through Modern Lovers, One Up On Yourself and the dark hypnotic Kink.
After such a relentless start there was an inevitable lull but thankfully it was short-lived with only Hoola, Run Gospel Singer and Bite It And Believe It, lifted from latest album Coconut, lacking the energy and maniacal edge of their predecessors.
The pick of the new material came during a frenetic encore of Harness, the song’s thunderous riff provoking nods of approval from the sold-out crowd.


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