Dauntless Elite @ The Retro Bar Manchester 07.04.10
Another cracking set from The Bomb in Manchester a few months back. The Dauntless Elite (if you are one of the few people that hasn’t encountered them) are Britain’s finest punk rock export. Hailing from Leeds and being made up by 50% of Fig 4.0 and 50% Joe 90 the result was equal measures pop tinged punk and equal measures passion infused hardcore punk (or maybe they sound a bit like American Steel or No Choice which sounds a lot less pouncy?) Rather than burning out and pushing themselves round the country over and over again in a short space this lot have been building up a name as one of the most exciting, down to Earth and generally incredible bands in the UK (not to mention being some of the nicest people I’ve ever had the honour of getting to know). They’ve steadily been releasing records on some of the best labels around (Bombed Out, Snuffy Smile and Plan-it-X) sporadically playing gigs across the country and venturing to the USA and at this gig in Manchester they were playing (for the first time I believe) some of the new songs that will be making up the follow up to Graft.
As most of the songs in this set were unnamed I am taking the rare and shocking action to omit a set list here (smack on the wrist I know…) but enjoy. To be honest the best thing about this set (aside from the awesome new songs of course) is hearing Lee talk a whole load of shit, the man should be doing stand up not playing guitar. I may even make a download of all the crap he talked that I had to edit out (due to upload speeds more than censorship, though…).
So..! Right click here, save as and enjoy!
P.S I’m writing this with what feels like the start of man-flu so excuse the ramblings…Oh there’s also some videos of this set that I spotted on youtube here not sure who made them but good job!