With Liverpool being a second home to both my band and my gig going self, I never knew the O2 Academy 2 existed. Being more used to the grimy underground establishments (some that disappear as quickly as they pop up), venturing into a ‘bigger’ venue in this city is like a step into the unknown. Bigger venue means bigger prices – £6 for a pint of beer brought a sigh of relief from my liver, which was still in the recovery position after CrapFest.More
It does anger me when a band or label chucks out one digital only track and has the audacity to call it a single. No B-side! I guess the word ‘single’ is living up to its true meaning; as in, single song.
When you’re Cow however, you are excused on the strength of this ‘single’ song, Notemakers. Released on Mai 68 of Chester this song does everything you want it to and makes you feel better for listening to it.
You know vocalist-guitarist, Kyle Lee is not going to tell you how great things are and that he’s skipping his way to work every morning, fist pumping the strangers he passes. No, he’s going to be a wee bit sorrowful and slightly down, but he’s going to tell you in an uplifting way.
Be sure to catch Cow live as soon as martial law is lifted, they are an experience to behold. Hopefully, Notemakers, with it’s perceptive Breeders feel will be one of a batch of new and old material that will one day form an album? (Please).
Funny how one minute you’re a fresh faced kid in school, playing Nirvana covers in your Mum’s garage. Then, with the blink of an eye, seventeen years have flown by and you’re almost regarded as a veteran and you’re being interviewed about your musical career.
Kyle Lee (from Dyserth) joined Jives Room and later Gintis. Promoted gigs in Bangor, played in Sona before moving to Liverpool and forming Mexican Walking Fish and currently blasts out tunes for Cow.
Listen to this excellent podcast where Kyle is interviewed. He covers a lot of ground on the Bar Blu scene and the band of brothers and sisters who were part of that incredible scene.