ARCHIVE GIG – Lapdog, Pocket Venus, Keaf @ Rhyl Breeding Ground

(review by neil crud)

Is indie music going through an identity crisis? What is indie music? Guitar driven pop I suppose (Britpop). There is plenty of punk & grunge bands emerging happy to grind out their chords, but when it comes to indie the genre seems to find itself at a crossroads. The pop charts are cluttered with plastic acts manufactured to feed some exec’s cocaine habit & you know the majority of these ‘overnight sensations’ will be looking for proper jobs this time next year. The indie scene has taken time out after the surge of Oasis, Blur, Verve, Travis, Placebo, Radiohead, with these bands becoming mainstream acts. So the music is presently taking stock of itself & awaits the next uprising.More