The Computers pull off some next level musicianship at Mello Mello, Getintothis’ Gary Caldwell plugged himself in for a real surge of power.
“If you can’t remember the name, just think of – a computer!” Another pearl from the evangelising frontman, Al Kershaw as he held yet another congregation enraptured on Friday night.
Not that anyone would, or could, forget the name of the band they were watching tear through the bulk of their second full length Love Triangles Hate Squares.
Whether balanced on the window sill, speaker stack, tables or chairs, the singer held everyone’s attention in the crowd of rock ‘n soul devotees and the likelihood is they’ll forget nothing of this performance by one of the country’s most captivating live acts.
They’ve been on tour all month, yet moments like the communal dance invitation during Call On You and the room co-ordinating coup de grace Music Is Dead are still as fresh and compulsive as ever.
While Kershaw spends most of his time anywhere but the stage, the rest of the band make all the right moves on it; tight as you like, pumping out tunes that induce primal dancing, all the way to an encore that features a little bit of everything – a reflection of what’s so great about this band.
The smouldering Single Beds makes way for their own moment of reverence, a ‘genuine’ cover of Train In Vain, before ending this rock and roll communion with the bedlam of Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.
Nobody at Mello Mello will want to miss The Computers’ next service when it comes to town.
Further reading on Getintothis
The Computers reviewed at Liverpool Sound City 2011
Singles Club #67 feat. The Computers’ Love Triangles Hate Squares