GIG REVIEW – Ill Gotten Gains, Emissaries Of Syn, Monkish, Kid Klumsy, The Woodsman @ The Pavilion, Colwyn Bay

Round 2 of that crazy punk thing that happens at The Pavilion in Colwyn Bay. Fair play, with it being a bank holiday weekend and lots going on, there was still a decent turnout.

Football, paella and Hobgoblin put us on the back foot, and the early start time meant we sadly missed South Wales punk band The Woodsman. I’m listening to their EP ‘Castle Of Unrest’ right now on Bandcamp and am so disappointed to have missed out on their cool sound. Really distinct voice and great lyrics.

From Londonium, Monkish are on gig #3 of a four date mini-tour and brought the lighter side of life with them (and practice amps). A drummer, bassist (in his underpants), vocalist and THREE guitarists (although you could only hear one of them) gave us a feel good pub rock punk rock lavatorial performance. Subject matter raised some serious points like, 17p For A Freddo and Toilet Nazi. Good fun.More