Off! with Trash Talk
(10th Juni 2012) BRAT PACK are the first band entering stage in the unexpected full Underground. Most visitors seem to be unaware of the band, and I am no expection. The band plays Punk Rock and reminds me of the current CEREMONY record. There are more than three accords and a littele 70s Proto-Punk influence. There is no real enthusiasm in the crowd howeber. The musicians do not move enough and can not motivate people to more movement. They have mercy with us after 20 minutes. After a 30 minute break TRASH TALK start playing. The Americans are known for the furious, dangerous and crazy live shows. Anything can happen at a band's live show. “Hash Wednesday“ opens the set very evil, starting slowly but bringing the song to pure anger's explosion and the kids are going wild. I have seen a lot of bands in the Underground club, but the location was never destroyed like this. Song after song it gets even rougher making the songtitle “There is war on the dancefloor“ a literal equivalent. The setlist is a good representative of the discography. “Explode“, “Worthless Nights“, “Awake“, “Well Of Souls“, “Slander“ - everything is played and makes the fans getting even more crazy about it. Between the songs singer Lee seems like a pleasant person telling stories about yesterdays football game or older shows in Cologne. Even when taking the whole pit to the bar the band seems like a bunch of fun guys.