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The Best Band In Aberdeen...

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...is, according to some shameless self-promotion, The Wildcards. So, tonight I decided to venture down and catch them at Drummonds, which I'm guessing was the whole aim of the promotion, and *shockhorror*, believe it or not, they weren't the best band in Aberdeen, in fact, they were dull and uninspiring. Predictable songs, nothing exciting, new or fresh, nothing to really keep the attention of a first time viewer with an interest in new talent, just a bunch of self-indulged, pretentious lads prancing about a stage, performing to some pissed up mates.

Ah well...

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I recall seeing them once and I just thought hmmmm, lots of shouting and "come on's!" but no actual songs or music that stood out at all!.. They certainly put a lot of energy in to their gigs, but it would maybe be a better idea to focus that towards the music instead. Depends what their intensions are I suppose.

I know two of them as well, oops, but basically they are 2nd rate Lady Mercedes in my opinion!

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no such thing as the best aberdeen band

they are all shite

Ah what constructive' date=' inspiring feedback that was.

Pfft.[/color']

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just a bunch of self-indulged' date=' pretentious lads prancing about a stage, performing to some pissed up mates.[/quote']

You would be hard pushed to find a local band which this does not apply to.

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...is' date=' according to some shameless self-promotion, The Wildcards. So, tonight I decided to venture down and catch them at Drummonds, which I'm guessing was the whole aim of the promotion, and *shockhorror*, believe it or not, they weren't the best band in Aberdeen, in fact, they were dull and uninspiring. Predictable songs, nothing exciting, new or fresh, nothing to really keep the attention of a first time viewer with an interest in new talent, just a bunch of self-indulged, pretentious lads prancing about a stage, performing to some pissed up mates.

Ah well...[/quote']

They are the musical equivalent of FHM.

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At least they love what they are doing, i feel a lot of aberdeen bands are disillusioned by the 'scene'. The Wildcards do what they do with pride. but yeh, assed with that

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At least they love what they are doing' date=' i feel a lot of aberdeen bands are disillusioned by the 'scene'. The Wildcards do what they do with pride. but yeh, assed with that[/quote']

I bet they just do it to get their end in.

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despite their haircuts, they seem like nice chaps. and despite their haircuts, their favourite band's apparently guns 'n' roses. which is fine by me.

i have yet to see them live though...

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At least they love what they are doing' date=' i feel a lot of aberdeen bands are disillusioned by the 'scene'. The Wildcards do what they do with pride. but yeh, assed with that[/quote']

So do lots of other bands...Wildcards aren't the only band to do what they do with pride.

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...is' date=' according to some shameless self-promotion, The Wildcards. So, tonight I decided to venture down and catch them at Drummonds, which I'm guessing was the whole aim of the promotion, and *shockhorror*, believe it or not, they weren't the best band in Aberdeen, in fact, they were dull and uninspiring. Predictable songs, nothing exciting, new or fresh, nothing to really keep the attention of a first time viewer with an interest in new talent, just a bunch of self-indulged, pretentious lads prancing about a stage, performing to some pissed up mates.

Ah well...[/quote']

No offence meant but your hardly one to talk about shameless self promotion.

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No offence meant but your hardly one to talk about shameless self promotion.

Ouch. Absolute scalpel-cut.

*awards point*

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No offence meant but your hardly one to talk about shameless self promotion.

To be fair' date=' I don't think he was complaining about the self-promotion, more the lack of substance to back it up. Which is fair enough. I've seen them do a couple of songs or so, as I stumbled down the Drummonds steps to see what was going on. I'd agree there's nothing new there, but what they do, they do reasonably well. I won't be hurrying to see them again, but judging by the amount of times they seem to play, plenty people do. And the fact that I know they play a lot of gigs, shows they know how to get themselves noticed. I'll bet more Aberdonians know their name than can be said for most bands on these boards...

Having said that there is the matter of the haircuts. Dear God.

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Ah what constructive' date=' inspiring feedback that was.

Pfft.[/color']

sorry it was just a little joke,i actulay enjoy some aberdeen bands

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The best band in Aberdeen... isn't even a band. It's a single performer' date=' and her name is Claire Hamilton. She has MP3s on her site, and she's playing at the Tunnels on Sunday 27th.

As for the style vs. substance debate, that's never really going to be solved.

Best band in Aberdeen imo at the moment is Stayover, though it will soon be Baby Karma, but as you say its all objective.

Cheers

Stuart

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i was at that show

they were fucking awful

one of the worst i have seen in a long time

i thought they were ok, kinda reminded me of jet. but i dont really like jet.

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Which band wouldn't say they are the best band in Aberdeen?It gets you intrigued and then you go see them.All bands say this at some point to promote themselves.

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I saw the Wildcards on Saturday

I thot the Wildcards were awesome. Not many bands put that much energy or effort into a performance, ye their music ain't anything radically new, but its gud none the less. I particularly liked the drum solo, VERY led zep! :rockon:

Black Atom are my fav local band! BUY THEIR ALBUM ITS SEXELLENT

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