Wirral’s 23 Fake Street pulled a blinder alongside The Milk at The Arts Club on Sunday, Getintothis’ Matthew Wood hones in on another Merseyside success story.
Wirral based three piece 23 Fake Street are just about old enough pop in The Pilgrim for a pint, and they probably still live at home, however their music has packed its bags and fled the coop and can only be bound for higher places.
Success at Liverpool Rocks meant the trio could lay down some of their fresh, composed material with some recording time and since then they’ve been rolling in those little love hearts on their Soundcloud page.
Polishing their already glossy tracks with numerous live performances, including a recent show with the bluesy London based Dubliner Sample Answer and Essex’s soul revivalists The Milk, the youngsters are brushing rolled up short sleeves with influential acts (Bombay Bicycle Club also) which will help pave their way to an enriched, mature sound.
Incandescent in his craft and with a firm grasp on what gives a track that enduring quality, guitarist and vocalist Sam Kydd holds a strong fort in both fields. His transitions between shimmering licks and his glistening vocals echo early Harrison Koisser (Peace), their latest Don’t Mind is exemplary.
Bass and Drums simmer steadily when necessary but propel their tracks into more hectic affairs of similar ilk to early Arctic Monkeys; a solid backbone to resemble if there ever was one.
At the moment they’re young lads with musical fads we’re all prone to, but with the right maturing and ageing and a spot of guidance, 23 Fake Street may etch their names onto the wide scale musical map.
You can relive their support slot with The Milk and Sample Answer in the pictures below.
Pictures by Getintothis’ Simon Lewis.