The queue outside HMV on Oxford Street was huge. Stretching down London’s busiest shopping street and full of people wearing denim and leather and sporting some very suspect haircuts. The event? ‘The Quireboys’ signing in-store their debut album ‘A Bit of What You Fancy’. It’s been a hard road for the band up until this point as it’s taken six years of sweat and blood to get to this point but persevere they did and now, in 2014, Spike (vocals), Guy Griffin (guitars), Paul Guerin (guitars) and Keith Weir (keys) help The Quireboys celebrate 30 years in the music business.
Barring my personal issues with the vocal style, I can certainly see why Don selected this as his pick. Battlecross, at first sound derivative of the wave of Metal bands that have dominated the last few years, but after a few more spins you get a sense of what they’re bringing to the table. Without a doubt fans of Lamb and Shadow’s will very much love this band (and likely already do.)