Girls With No Faces topped the bill of the Oxjam Weekender’s opening night backed by a host of new and up and coming talent.
The weekend event was packed with tons of exciting acts to look out for and we got there just as Girls With No Faces were taking to the stage for their headline set. The band are still new and their debut single is due out later this year but they already have the charisma of yet another exciting band to come out of Liverpool.
Back to full strength after the bassist took ill and missed out on a gig in Studio 2, the band took it up a notch compared to their support slot a week earlier. The songs were packed with intense hooks and exciting melodies that The 27 Club couldn’t help but be sucked in to.
With tales in their songs that those mid-20 and younger people can relate to, it made it all the more enjoyable that these were songs for the youth. While similarities of early Arctic Monkeys and The Wombats sprung to mind, the energy of Girls With No Faces put them in a league of their own.
To go out and show that they’re one of the most exciting new bands on Merseyside, Girls With No Faces are a band to keep an eye on. Not a bad way for frontman Jack Maguire, to celebrate his birthday as friends presented a cake mid set and a cheery rendition of happy birthday.
A reshuffling of the time slots saw Curry Sauce follow up the headliners, with what was their first show outside of their hometown, Birmingham. The five-piece midlanders set was a surreal half hour of psychedelic rock that could easily entrance you.
It was a journey that Curry Sauce took The 27 Club on and it was hypnotic. With tracks like Cazpro adding an edge with crashing drums, distorted hooks and muffled vocals, the song was a standout moment in their performance. The band didn’t need to interact with the crowd, they let their music do the talking for them.
All the way through, Curry Sauce brought a combination of edgy grunge and psychedelia to Liverpool. A solid debut show outside of their home, a band that are still growing, it’ll be exciting to see their progress the next time they return.