Printer Friendly

Prophets tick all the right boxes; LOSTPROPHETS Birmingham NIA.

Byline: ALISON DAYANI

CUTE lead singer in skin-tight jeans - check.

Anthemic rock tunes that send the crowd crazy - check.

Lostprophets have all the ingredients of a top Brit rock band, but their live performance puts them on another par.

It was easy to see why they picked up best British band at Kerrang's awards as their shadows eerily rocked behind a white curtain for show opener Heaven for the Weather, Hell for the Company.

Fresh and lively, the Welsh rockers' adrenoline was contageous, spreading through the audience like the Mexican Wave that chirpy frontman Ian Watkins organised half way through the gig.

Whether it was brand new material or favourites like Last Summer, Rooftops and Start Something, the band thrashed to perfection.

They even managed to squeeze a rock rap version of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme tune into Town Called Hypocrisy without it sounding bizarre.

As the show closed with the words'Game Over' on screen, it seemed an apt finish to such a thrilling 90 minute ride.

Verdict: ****
COPYRIGHT 2007 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2007 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Apr 23, 2007
Words:171
Previous Article:Four stand up to all the hype; REVIEWS: Quality shows through behind the Monkeys mania ARCTIC MONKEYS Birmingham Carling Academy.
Next Article:Blast from the past; ROCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR Alexandra Theatre.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters