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Vault of Eagles
Saturday night at the Hare & Hounds and the sweet smell of rock was in the air. An expectant crowd had gathered for another successful Hustle night put on by The Bluebeat Arkestra. And what a night it was!
First up was Sutton Coldfield’s Bloom. Switching from full on rock-outs to dreamy balladry in the blink of an eye, this four piece prepared the crowd nicely for what was about to be unleashed.
The rowdy rock n roll boys of The Noose took to the stage next, bringing their bolshy shout along tunes to the venue. Foot stomper ’16 Horses’ was a real highlight. If there was such a music genre of drunken rock n roll, I’m sure these guys would be leading the way.
So to our headline act, the fantastic Vault of Eagles. Having listened to their first EP I already knew I was in for a treat. Fronted by Sisters Mari and Hetty Randle, Vault of Eagles served up a dessert of 70’s influenced rock topped off with face melting riffery.
Vault of Eagles
The Three piece create an impressive wall of sound, bursting into opening song ‘Me and Myself’. The highlight for me was ‘Warlocks Passion’, which starts with an intro somewhere in-between Led Zepplin and Rage Against the Machine. The bands main influences are Queens of the Stone Age and The Mars Volta and it clearly shows with this impressive set. The band finished with ‘Bleed’, which smashed through the room like a wrecking ball.
Vault of Eagles are a truly exciting act. They not only made a huge impression on the crowd but also the Hare & Hounds management. They have been asked back to the venue to perform support slots so keep your eyes open! I’ll see you there…..
About Dave Holyhead
Huge fan of real music both old and new. Favourites include, Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Pearl Jam, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, The Courtneeners, Kasabian and anything inbetween that can bring joy to my ears.