Palm Reader, Employed to Serve, Stallone – The Star Inn, Guildford 4th May 2015

No time for a proper review, but I have to say a few words.

I arrived a bit late and caught the end of Stallone.  I want to hear more, they sounded damn fine and are my kinda band.  It would be unfair of me to compare when I only caught two songs but they reminded me of one of my favourite ever bands, which they have to regard as a massive compliment.

Employed to Serve took the stage and said something about how hard it is to follow Stallone.  Erm, no harm in a bit of modesty, but you really should have been apologising in advance to Palm Reader for them having to follow you.

Palm Reader were pretty good.  Would love to see them again, not least as I am curious to see the extent that their performance was below par due to it being their fifth gig of the day, or – more likely – whether it was me in a state of daze and confusion as a direct result of having my mind blown by Employed to Serve.  Short of Rollins-era Black Flag reforming with all original members I’ve got a feeling no band that followed EtS would have had my full attention.

I have a lot of time for Employed to Serve.  A lot of time.

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