Against Me! played at the Electric Ballroom in Camden last week. That sentence could easily be the whole review – if you like Against Me!, you know it was awesome. If that was my whole review though it would be quite lazy and definitely wouldn't do Against Me! the justice that they deserve.
Emma and I arrived at the Electric Ballroom, which was of course sold out - Against Me! were in town afterall. First up were Canadian duo Mobina Galore. Featuring Jenna on vocals and guitar and Marcia on drums and backing vocals, their Facebook page describes them as a "vocally aggressive power chord couple." That describes them perfectly. I loved their set from start to finish. Having only two members on a stage the size of the Ballroom's I was a little worried that they might struggle for stage presence. They did not. The presence all came for a powerful musical display. I was reminded of Brody Dalle and The Distillers, which perhaps isn't too surprising considering they are the first band Mobina Galore lists as an influence. I especially enjoyed the tracks from their recently released Singles and B-sides 7", on Gunner Records. I love discovering great new bands at gigs, particularly ones I probably wouldn't have checked out normally - Mobina Galore fit perfectly into that category. Looking forward to big things from this band.