Reckless Love/ Jettblack/ The Orphans
Reckless Love/Jettblack/The Orphans
Corporation is your archetypal dirty rock club, but I doubt it’s ready for the filthy glam goodness it’s about to witness. The Orphans are a pick and mix bag, with every member seeming out of place. The singer looks like a Nirvana reject, the guitarist would be better suited to Cradle Of Filth, and the drummer may actually be from Metro Station - although this could be an indication that they give a shit about music and not hairstyles. Unfortunately, I discover this isn’t the case. The songs are littered with odd wolf howls and bad harmonies. Cringeworthy.
Jettblack quickly get things back on track. More metal than anything, the set is packed with sizzling guitar solos and vocals reminiscent of Bruce Dickinson. As they close with single ‘Get Your Hands Dirty’, it’s clear they’re on their way to headlining this venue themselves.
Reckless Love take the stage to frantic screams of adoration and fists already pumping in the air. As they blaze through the hits of their debut album, ‘Romance’ and ‘Beautiful Bomb’ to name a couple, with reckless abandon, they’re note-perfect, electric, and heaving with solos deftly performed by guitarist Pepe. The most refreshing thing? They laugh at themselves. Taking a song titled ‘So Yeah!!’ too seriously would be grounds for ridicule, but after singing lyrics like “have you ever seen a booby trap?”, singer Olli giggles coyly to himself. After an encore including a Hysteria cover, a tribute to Sheffield’s finest Def Leppard, every sweaty crowd member leaves, probably thinking that they’ve seen the future of Glam, and it’s pretty damn exciting.