Tuesday 29 October 2013

Shoot The Moon - Oxjam Plymouth SU Bar 2013

After much technical difficulties, Shoot The Moon (7) eventually hit the stage playing a mix of ska and punk. The band originates from Bristol and the South West.

Their original songs are fun and definitely worth a listen if ska or punk is your thing, although they could use a few more memorable hooks. They mix funky bass lines, brass flourishes and solid guitar playing to deliver exciting songs.

As part of their set they played a very good ska cover of Cypress Hill’s “How I Could Just Kill a Man” and “Jump Around” which was later changed to ‘sit around’ due to lack of participation. It would have been nice to see a cover of Sublime thrown in to the mix.

The band closed on their strongest cover “Ska Wars” by Capdown which brought everyone alive. Unfortunately the wait before the band played did not endear the band to the SU Bar crowd but they still played their hearts out.

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