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Southport Reporter

Edition No. 88

Date:- 28 February 2003

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Report by Dominic Bonner.
AIGBURTH based band All Day Glow certainly left more questions than answers for their audience last Wednesday, as they performed a somewhat marvelous spectacle of musical at a venue that is currently hosting the epicentre of musical talent.

To say that all day glow are something of a phenomena is an understatement. But defining this band may prove to be an algorithm in itself. A mix of influences that could be named would be that of The Birthday Party, Nick Cave, Einstürzende Neubauten, Deus and the Swans with a very prominent Euro feel. 

But even that proves to be a form of label crime as songs such as Ulympia and Maggot Fairy twist and turn through several styles of music. Songs that carry a melody but challenge the ears of their audience – This was an inferno of sound and dissonance. They are the purest indie band since the mid Eighties.

Convention is always a menu always to be challenged where musicians are concerned. This four-piece comprised of was a lesson in how to form a band from the root, take no nonsense and build the mould of all moulds. They are the envy of many a band. Yet destroy the idea performance art music and replace it with a power that astounds and amazes. It is no wonder that their audience left drooling for their untitled forthcoming single that will feature one of the night’s set – Dentist Apprentice.

If Rhombus of Doom were a marker of the creativity of Liverpool’s music scene today, then certainly any opinion that all day glow were second best to them was clearly wiped. All day glow are truly an ‘THE’ original creative band of our day. With an opportunity to become the greatest cult band Liverpool has graced since Echo and the Bunnymen. The essence of where music begins this year if not for this century - Awesome.

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