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Alien Nosejob, Shacklewell Arms, London

Alien Nosejob, Shacklewell Arms, London


Alien Nosejob, Shacklewell Arms, London – Live Review Alien Nosejob
Shacklewell Arms, London
fifth July 2023

Have you ever ever seen that iconic Jay Reatard Dwell at Cake Store gig? Think about that combined with the appeal of Ron Gallo and a Buzzcocks affect. That’s Alien Nosejob. Guitar worship at its highest, the person with the quickest fingers in punk rock takes to Shacklewell Arms for a spontaneous set of tracks performed at a pace that even Jay Reatard can be pleased with.

Once I say ‘spontaneous’ set, I imply spontaneous within the sense that there isn’t any setlist. “We simply made it up” lead vocalist Jake Robertson tells me afterwards. There’s an absence of path however an entire skill to stay in full management all through. After every monitor, the Aussie band take a look at one another earlier than one among them simply suggests a track they usually crash into it. “We’re a covers band” Jake jokes earlier than enjoying classics akin to Misfit’s Static Age and Buzzcocks’ Boredom (which actually feels prefer it may have been written for them).

If in case you have spoken to anybody within the Aussie punk scene, you should have heard the identify Jake Robertson. As prolific as he’s of their scene, his identify can be one which’s shared across the punk scene right here in London. A part of Australian bands akin to Ausmuteants and Faculty Harm, Alien Nosejob is his iconic solo challenge.

Alien Nosejob, Shacklewell Arms, London – Live Review

Blurring strains between punk, storage, and energy pop, it’s outstanding watching the pace by which they new wave punk quartet play tonight. With a super-human skill and completely executed precision, the band additionally swap devices in between songs simply including to their ever-expanding record of skills. 

You already know whenever you stroll away from a gig like “fuck, that was particular”, properly that is a kind of moments. The Shacklewell is full of people that I consider to be witnessing punk historical past proper earlier than their very eyes. For those who weren’t at this gig, I hate to interrupt it to you, however you actually fuckin’ missed out.

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