UK (Glasgow), October 16, 2005 Review

artist: Reuben date: 10/18/2005 category: live concerts

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Reuben: UK (Glasgow), October 16, 2005
Reuben have built up a very small but dedicated fanbase, and there in Glasgow, they pushed the limits of King Tuts "bouncy floor."
 Sound: 9
 Perfomance: 8
 Overall Impression: 8
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overall: 8.3
UK (Glasgow), October 16, 2005 Reviewed by: colourofanger, on october 18, 2005
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Sound: The sound quality was astounding, probably helped by the miniscule size of the venue echoing everything around, but the music itself was a perfect recreation of the album itself, with the live feel added by Jamie Lenman messing around with lyrics, as usual. His voice warm-ups (and he gave us a fine example) really paid off, he didn't miss a note. Unlike other bands, the three members shared equal amounts of attention, and it was refreshing to actually be able to hear the bass for once at a gig. // 9

Perfomance: Reuben have built up a very small but dedicated fanbase, and here in Glasgow, they pushed the limits of King Tuts "bouncy floor." Because of the appeal to more than one genre, pitting and girly punk rock bouncing took place right next to each other. The band opened with "Everytime a teenager listens to drum and bass, a rockstar dies" - a song with an intro that doesnt require the band to play, so everyone got pretty excited hearing it, waiting for the band to come on. "Keep It To Yourself" turned into a punk rock bouncathon. "Best Enemies" and "Nobody Loves You" were the quiet moments of the night. "Alpha Signal Three" turned the audience into maniacs. Other songs from the new album included Some "Mothers Do 'Ave Em," "A Kick In The Mouth" and "Return Of The Jedi." The best of the older songs played were "No One Wins The War" which was the highlight of the night, because it's everyones favourite, and for the real old school Reuben fan, it was great to hear "Doll Fin" played. Other old songs were "Stuck In My Throat" and "Missing Fingers," with the song "Freddy Kreuger" ending the set on a hyperactive note. // 8

Overall Impression: 16th October 2005. King Tuts, Glasgow, Scotland. Fighting With Wire and The Mascara Story supported, both from Derry, Ireland. The Mascara Story were incredibly emo, and Fighting With Wire could have made Kurt Cobain proud, sounding very Bleach-era Nirvana, with higher-pitched vocals. The ticket cost 7 and the proof of it being worth so much more stood in clusters around the outside of the venue, offering in excess of 20 for a single ticket. I'm waiting impatiently for the next Reuben tour. // 8

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