DIRT BOX DISCO / MORGELLONS at the Fighting Cocks, Kingston

DIRT BOX DISCO / MORGELLONS, Saturday 31st January, Fighting Cocks, Kingston

Slow Faction had already played by the time I walked through the door of the Fighting Cocks on a cold and windy night. I wasn’t expecting much of a crowd – the last time I was here Steve Ignorant barely pulled 50 but its already busy. Morgellons look pleased as they take to the stage and launch into ‘Stay’ – a real crowd pleaser with some confident lead work and one of their best. They follow this up with a pretty diverse set ranging from slow burners to upbeat numbers. With singer Vincent putting real visceral emotion into every line they come across as authentic and intelligent and tread their own path.

Morgellons (photo: Steve Cotton)

Morgellons (photo: Steve Cotton)

┬áDirt Box Disco on the other hand are all about the obvious. Full of catchy hooks, sing along choruses and a good smattering of humour they also have a rather unusual collection of attire – they look as if a torch has been shone in a corner of a den of unusual sexual practices. Spandex, one eyed balaclavas, army helmets, flowing robes – you get the idea. They’re all about having a good time, extolling us to “get fucking wasted”, getting us to join in singing “we are Dirt Box, we are bastards and we love it”. The place is absolutely jumping with both the band and the crowd loving every second even if we’re singing “My life is shit, nothing good will ever come of it” at the top of our voices. A huge cathartic experience, the perfect Saturday night after a tough week Dirt Box Disco are just about the best good time punk rock shout your head off and chuck inflatable cocks in the air (I kid ye not) band that there is.

Dirt Box Disco (photo: Steve Cotton)

Dirt Box Disco (photo: Steve Cotton)

Dirt Box Disco (photo: Steve Cotton)

Dirt Box Disco (photo: Steve Cotton)

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