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GutterGodz / Press

“Headliners GutterGodz seemed every bit as dangerous as they looked. Guns N’ Roses is indeed a correct assertion. An aspersion, however, would perhaps be to liken their frontman/guitarist to Paul Stanley of Kiss. Fantastic if slightly feminine range, though. Girls love vulnerability, and guys like me love it more. Kiss ROCK! To get to the heart of it, though, one song in particular was, like all their songs, audacious; yet relied upon dynamics such as drum, bass and sparse guitar. This is a formula not exploited enough by bands of any stature; though I’m sure they’d do it to death if they stumbled upon it as some new, fandangled way of making shit loads of money. Thankfully, this GutterGodz didn’t do. Summing them up would be to say their song, ‘Blood’, I believe, is like listening to card-carrying members of the Bloods (red Gibsons, Converses and, of course, bandanas); with a love for Puerto Rican girls, switch-blade knives and revving up to ‘Wild Child’ by W.A”

“The songs themselves are good classic, hard rocking numbers the best being ‘Go’ and the excellent ‘Mess Again’.”

“There is something irrevocably indomitable about the British rock scene. Like a dog with a chew toy, it simply refuses to let go. Through nearly forty years of imitators trying to steal its crown, good old rock’n'roll has proven time and again that it simply will not go away. Punk, pop, RnB, acid house, they’ve all tried their best but they just simply cannot bury the beast forever. Standing as a monument to this is The Guttergodz. This former tribute act from Aberdeen release their debut album of original material, Go For Broke. With eight blistering tracks of unadulterated, beer soaked, Marshall amped rock and roll, the band stand as testimony to the never-say-die attitude of hard rock that has stood so many great bands in great stead over the years.”

“It was to be local chap Jon Davie (of the Guttergodz) who got the privilege of opening the evening with his acoustic guitar and I reckoned he’d struggle to win me over without his band behind him. He played a couple of his own songs but also a few that the crowd would be much more familiar with (inc Rebel Yell, a nice surprise, Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have) and the singalong Teenage Kicks), a sure way to get everyone onside and up for the Fingers. On a personal note I have to say I’d rather he’d been on with his band but most folk seemed to think he did really well. I’ll certainly have a look at the Guttergodz when I get a chance. Jon also struck me as the kind of fella that’d rather not be perched on a seat anyway. A wise choice for the support slot at the end of the day, something different and playing come classic songs, hell, whats not to like?”

“The night began and remained fairly quiet in number terms, though a few more would join us before the end. The first band, Gutter Godz, comes on strong ignoring the small crowd and playing a good set with a nice classic heavy rock sound. Pushed by time they don’t get to interact much but still converse with the audience between songs well. Their songs are enthusiastic and well played. It is a good opening.”