THE DISINCLINED, The Cricketers, Kingston

THE DISINCLINED Friday 1st May at The Cricketers, Kingston

Arrived just in time to catch just the last band tonight, the Disinclined. I don’t recognise any of them save for Shea from Refuse/All (ex NMBD) who is on guitar duties and Matt (also ex NMBD) on bass. I only have a slightest idea of what to expect. So it’s pretty surprising that when they play their set their songs already seem a little familiar. Lets be clear – they are nothing like Refuse/All and nothing like 99% of other bands that begin with ‘Dis…’ either. Set opener ‘For The Good Of Us All’ is so catchy that you think you must have heard it before somewhere. Bass lines reminiscent of the Pixies drive things along nicely while guitars chop in and out before the chorus makes everything hang together perfectly. Mellow with a bite. Their entire set carries on in a similar vein, they remind me of some of the quirkiness of David Devant And His Spirit Wife. There are a couple of exceptions though, most notably ‘The Key And The Catch’ which sees the band at times go fairly near acoustic territory before ‘Sometimes’ and ‘Fantasy’ with its Wah Wah guitar frenzy bring things to a halt. The crowd want more but there isn’t any right now. They’re going to have to get back to work on satisfying that demand….

The Disinclined

The Disinclined

The Disinclined

2 thoughts on “THE DISINCLINED, The Cricketers, Kingston

  • May 3, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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    Thanks for this lovely review. I am Tim the one blowing the melodica and singing some of the songs. Dave is the drummer and the others are indeed Shea Butter (also Shea Refuse) and Matt (aka Ian Victor). It was a good night and we hope to do some more around Kingston. I think we’re lined up to play Fighting Cocks in September. Thanks for the great review and photos.

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    • May 4, 2015 at 7:55 pm
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      My pleasure, looking forward to seeing the band again soon, Steve

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