The Method and Houdini Dax @ Clwb Y Bont!!

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Fresh off the Cardiff music scene are the bands The Method and Houdini Dax, both belonging to the See Monkey Do Monkey record label, these bands reflect the psychedelic revival that seems to be coming to light in the music scene…

The Method was the first band to play, with a near dead atmosphere one shake of their tambourine and the room came to life. They opened with their song ‘consider this your warning’ and the set list included songs like ‘the fool’ a funky anthem filled with feel good lively drum beats, grungy howling vocals and an unusual and exciting trumpet melody, they also played other psychedelic infused indie beats like ‘Law of your kind’ and ‘Not a mover?’, I’d also encourage you all to listen to ‘Gurners March’ an exciting array of electrifying keyboard, energetic bass lines and stimulating guitar riffs. They are definitely a band you can’t sit down and just listen to, they evoke a need to dance breathlessly (especially when front man Rich gets hold of the tambourine) while they’re songs burn into your head leaving you wanting more, I’d say The Method is definitely a name we’ll be hearing more and more about this year.

Next up were Houdini Dax. After jigging about to The Method’s performance the lively lads jumped on stage. They’re set list included the fanciful and lively songs ‘Green Gate’ and ‘Tank Man’, they’re funky, feel good ‘Robin you lie’ track famed from BBC live recording sessions and also newer tracks like ‘Magicians’ and ‘1929’. The fuzzy garage/indie rock infused with whimsical choruses, irresistible beats, infectious guitar solos and quirky bass lines wrapped up in an upbeat likeability makes you want to sing your heart out with them. Their energy on stage encapsulates you into a world of grungy upbeat sixties pop inspired music that leave a lasting impression, The guys are currently in studio recording their album which should be released sometime this year and I honestly cannot wait to hear it. I belong to Dax darling!!!

All in all it was an extremely good night and The Method and Houdini Dax’s energy, presence and damn good music leave you itching to hear more.

Kim Halliday


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