London Shoreditch South Of The Border
June 16th 2010
Wow, has it really been this long since I've posted on Strike A Chord UK? Sorry! I've no excuse, I've still been going to gigs but just haven't got around to posting the results. Lame. Anyway, I'm back from my accidental summer holiday away from the blog and there'll be plenty of new updates to come. So, please comment away, follow the blog and spread the word. Cheers big ears.
This performance was from when Cynics (aka the loveable sex pest Giles Bidder) supported the amazing Laura Stevenson at South Of The Border and he was awesome as always. In fact, this was probably one of his best performances to date. I think it may have something to do with the snappy new hat (which I presume is what sealed his 'Shutter Island' hot scoop US trip). If you're a fan of early acoustic Against Me!/Tom Gabel, Frank Turner and/or other acoustic punk troubadour types then Cynics could be for you.
The video is of Cynics' cover of the Paint It Black favourite - a version that's been given the seal of approval by Mr. Dan Yemin himself. High praise indeed. Bonus points go to Minty who you can hear busting out some great backing vocals towards the end. Bro down.
This cover can be heard on Cynics' 4-track 'Stones I've Thrown' 7" (that comes with a download code), out now from Happy Days.