is right up my alley! ;) After a formidable support slot for Long
Distance calling in spring AUDREY HORNE now finally do
a headliner tour in support of their latest record Youngblood.
You can never get enough of those Norwegian cats, can’t
you? ;) So I… I can’t get enough of AUDREY HORNE!
But at first it looked as if I would be left alone with my fan-love.
Rumors said that the ticket sale was extremely poor but the show
was not cancelled so I think organizers counted on the ticket-sale
at door. When I arrived at the • Rosenhof
• in Osnabrueck, Germany, my heart misgave me. Okay,
it is Sunday, everybody has to work next day and it was a long
weekend (public day prior the weekend) with many shows and festivals
going on around. No wonder… it just always bites the wrong
Let’s kick off this evening with Dutch heavy rockers ::
:: A band I never heard of before, what makes them
a surprisingly positive surprise. GOLD gets fronted by
Milena Eva, who attracted attention with blowing hair, cold distance,
wide open eyes and lascivious movements. But she had a great voice.
Musically I’d like to label them as hippie-like Stoner-tinged
retro Rock. GOLD is kind of different, off-key, but the
most likeable way ;) At the end I missed a certain portion of
drive and power and they were a bit too predictable, not bad at
all. Songs came from the band’s debut Interbellum.
Setlist: Antebellum, North, Love, The Magician, One
Of Us, Dreams, Ruby, The Hunt
was up to :: KARMA
TO BURN :: to enter the stage the location luckily
filled well and the first ones pushed towards the stage and loosened
hair ties to rock out and head bang a little later ;) I never
have seen KARMA TO BURN playing live before, not even on
a festival, and so was downright blown away by their punch and
heaviness. There was a special place in front of stage where the
wooden ground transferred bass vibes and vibrations best, running
through the whole body. Awesome! Mighty sound, mighty instrumental
Stoner Rock! Regarding line-up things have obviously changed.
KARMA TO BURN performed as a trio, still consisting of
Will Mecum on guitars, of course. New face in the band was bassist
Irish Rob of The Exploited, who seemed to have the blast of his
life on stage and Evan Devine on drums. Um… Did I already
mention that this was an amazing show?
Setlist: 19, 8, 34, 5, 53, 47, 54, 28, 30, 20
What can I
still say about :: AUDREY
HORNE :: I did not couch yet in all those live
reports and album reviews? They came, saw and conquered! What
K2B started with AUDREY HORNE boiled up to max. The crowd
was freaking out, the band too, posing and rocking the hell out,
at the end more among the crowd than on stage. Singer Toschi is
the perfect entertainer getting even the last dude up and rocking.
But also bassist Espen developed to a great entertainer on stage
occasionally stealing the show from Toschi. It goes without saying
that Icedale and Thomas were dueling and posing as hell. We got
what we expected: pure energy, power, Rock’n’Roll
to the bones, fun and sweat galore. Nothing left to be desired.
AUDREY HORNE is a band of pure awesomeness!
Setlist: Intro - The Muppet Show, Redemption Blues,
Bridges & Anchors, Youngblood, Show And Tell, Cards With The
Devil, Pretty Little Sunshine, Ther Goes A Lady, The King Is Dead,
This Ends Here, Firehose, Threshold, Blaze Of Ashes, Straight
Into Your Grave