gyrating demonstrated by the front man, provided a neat stage presence that helped to make The Black Dogs an intriguing spectacle.
Wakefield’s ripping blues rockers The Blueskins, who occupy a pitch between the screaming madness of The Datsuns and the in-your-face sound and nature of Guns Roses, sauntered onto stage and without further ado ripped into the powerfully entertaining opener ‘Seconds To None’. This was followed by ‘User Friendly’ incorporating a fun bag of power riffs, utilization of a howling harmonica and some timely “Woo Hoo” type backing, akin to that recently made famous by the Carling Advert and in Kill Bill 2 sung by The 5678’s. Things soon returned to an even keel as front man Ryan Spendlove put in a commanding performance in the provocative ‘My Love Is Law’, extracted from their much lauded debut album ‘Word Of Mouth’.
Spendlove’s enthusiasm is infectious and it certainly gives an edge to the quartet’s music, his attempts to cajole the crowd further forward were by and large in vain, but that could be down to the fact that Warrington has not witnessed anything quite like this for some time. Besides, you could tell that the minds of the crowd were rocking to this compelling brand of music; even if the rest of their anatomy was relatively still. ‘Inspire Me’ and album opener ‘Bad Day’ featured towards then end and helped to keep the set at a consistently high level of noise and entertainment. The last words should go to the amiable front man who told the crowd that they were;
“Witnessing something special tonight!”