Towers of London Biography
The London five piece spit attitude. They hit the stage like Motley Crue mashed up with the Sex Pistols. They play short sharp shocktroop songs and f*ck off. The singer does all the Iggy moves but on speed, stomps along the bar and climbs around the furniture -- it's fantastic, f*ck you theatre and the rest of the band's rock n roll droogs pump out the martial rock n roll beats behind him.
The band have big time stamped all over them. It's a thrilling, dirty, lascivious, downright nasty exhibition of surly, strutting, in your face rock n roll attitude, and it's backed up with stomping slices of glam punk action. They used to be called The Tourettes; a post Manics rock 'n' roll rush, and their early pics looked like a gang of Richie Edwards on a glam punk night out. Since then the hair's grown and they've morphed into a feral poodle permed rock beast, but still retained some of that Manics edge in their felt-tipped sloganed vests. There is some insurrectionary fervour in their wild eyed posturing, some method in their madness.
Nothing will top this band.
That's a given.
- John Robb, Play Louder