SELECTIVE SERVICE Chambre 69, Glasgow, April 30 * * *

August 11, 2011

Launch parties for previously-unheard-of bands are all too often drab affairs where family and friends turn up in their droves while new potential fans appear thin on the ground.

That was very much the case tonight as Selective Service took to the ‘stage’ to celebrate the release of their latest EP You Best Believe. Sadly however it seems unlikely many will ‘believe’ as the Glasgow quartet’s brand of bluesy 60s-infused rock, although not without its merits, lacked any edge.

Their best moments came courtesy of the underlying groove the four created at will, but with predictable melodies and a certain sameyness – not helped by a lengthy set list – overall it was a distinctly average showing.

Selective Service’s ‘Greyhound Blues’


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