We The Kings
Moshing, mental hair,
metal riffs and monstrous
solos...
This isn't a tribute
act for the 80’s... Welcome
American Rockers
Crown Jewel
Defense
to the UK.
Playing to an intimate crowd at The
Borderline, it’s clear they’re still
breaking through to the UK scene, but
also doubtless they’re on the cusp of
the crazed-fan rush, but these
Californian boys are taking it in their
stride. Their live performance is
something to marvel at with more neon
and nylon than we'd care to recollect,
whilst their set, despite a bloodied
finger for lead singer Taylor Hood, is
pitch perfect and yes we’re talking
high-pitch. The flawless performance of
their own songs is only surpassed by
acoustic melodies of classics including a
bit of Backstreet Boys and Britney.
There’s a comparison that must surely
be made with British hair rockers The
Darkness, who ruled over crimpers and
leggings with high–pitched perfection
and UK acclaim. CJD make no qualms
in throwing their hair in much the same
way, but with a fresh fervour to claim
the ‘Glitter Glam Rock Gods’ title for
their own
WORDS: Cat Foley
CROWN JEWEL
DEFENSE
WITH
:
OCTANE OK & TANTRUM
TO BLIND
LONDON BORDERLINE
15/01/13
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