Live Review: Electric Six / Vulpynes – The Academy, Dublin 4.12.2021

Down at The Academy in Dublin at the weekend a large crowd gathered for ultimate party band Electric 6 in town. Dublin band Vulpynes played support – made up of Molly and Kaz they describe themselves as Wall of noise, total filth, full of attitude… and you cant help but notice the Molly is a huge Brody Dalle fan. Tonight they played through the set with raw energy and deafening power, and these girls deserve to be up there with Royal Blood & Slaves.

Playing through their 10 track set (including intro) with included tracks from the EPs and a personal favourite of mine , second last song OCD.

After a short interval to clear the stage it was the turn of who most were here to see, that being Electric Six and by the third song in ‘Rock and Roll Evacuation’, it was evident that the crowd were here to enjoy themselves. That was regardless of the news the night before the Covid restriction are to come back into place in Ireland from next Tuesday the 9th and gig/concerts are back to only 50% capacity.

After a few more songs, which included the likes of Naked Pictures, the disco funk hits Down At McDonalds & New Shampoo it was the turn of everybody’s favourite ‘Gay Bar’ to which the crowd responded as you would expect with roaring the chorus back every time.

It was 5 more songs before the bands other biggest hit got its airing, that being ‘Danger! High Voltage’ and the venue erupted with the crowd awash with dancing/moshing. Three more songs and Dick has to say it was time for the last song, ‘I Buy Drugs’. Back on stage for the encore its the turn of ‘Dirty Balls’ Dick dedicating it to a member of the crowd saying ‘this ones about you and your dirty balls’, and the band finished off the night with ‘Dance Commander’. With the crowd buzzing and having a sense of ‘bring on the restrictions because we have just had the party of our lives and gigs/concerts will be back soon and wont be kept down’, we staggered into the Dublin night air.

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