Les Bods and Little Triggers LIVE! Brighton.
The Green Door Store 21 Aug 2021.
Promotion: Blue Door Music Productions.
Les Bods were originally formed way back in pre pandemic times in 2019 originally a two piece band formed by two friends in an attempt to get away from day to day busy lives.. They wanted to make and play music together. I have been lucky to see these guys play a couple of times and filmed them for a video shoot in Concorde 2.
Les Bods: They do it so well!
Les Bods produce what can only be described as a pure all out tight sound of electrifying garage/psychedelic rock. The sound produced is heavily laden with distorted riffs and intense bass lines, provided tonight be Will Nash, that drills through you and hits the lower intestine! In addition, not forgetting the patterns and fills from the drums. Put it all together and it just sucks you in. This is a highly talented team of musicians with a solid collection of tunes and a great stage presence.
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After adding a third member Les Bods took off, taking with them their sound from records and bedrooms. They have played many of the venues and stages in and around Brighton. Les Bods in my opinion are now well established and well placed on the Brighton alternative scene. And, judging by tonight’s live set, its well deserved.
The guys took to the stage as the rather tasty back lighting and effects sparked up. A psychedelic backdrop of the band and a vivid mix of patterns and colours. Inner Strings provided the light show for the gig.
The sound mix for Les Bods was spot on, nice and loud but precise and, all the vocals and instruments were clear.
Little Triggers had nicely warmed up the crowd as Les Bods opened up the set. The set tonight included numbers such as Free Your Mind, one of the recent releases and Level Dweller. Manipulated and the sublime 2020 single release People were launched into the crowd.
Disaster struck as Harry’s string broke, not surprising as he was really unleashing some punishment on the strings tonight! The band kept things going as the errant string was replaced and they gave us an instrumental fill. This was so professionally done that if you had not seen the string being replaced you would not of known of the problem. It happens I guess, its Rock and Roll and yes live!! It was so good to say that after the last eighteen months.
It was busy in The Green Door Store for the guys, and their finely crafted set rattled along perfectly. Another recently released track, during lockdown, Tea Stain heralded sadly the beginning of the end for us. The hour was over before we realised it. That was great fun session and the dancing and happy crowd showed their appreciation.
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After the set I had a chat with Harry, sweat still running down his face. He looked so happy, and he was out taking in the cool night air. He and the band were thrilled to see so many people come out to see them play. I asked about one of the tunes I had not recognised. He said it was a new song, didn’t really have a title for it so there was another track played tonight and we agreed to name it “The Untitled track”.
So there is something for us to look forward to from Les Bods and soon! I for one will be down near the front as the quality of the performance and material may mean these smaller venues could be left behind. This is a great band – so get your bod to see Les Bods. Stunning set.
These guys hail from Merseyside and they are purveyors of some damn fine rock n’ roll. Little Triggers stormed back into Brighton tonight for a slot to open up a night of live music at The Green Door Store.
I saw them previously when they had just dropped a superb album, Loaded Gun. It made my list of top 10 albums of that year. They created quite a stir when they have played Brighton in the past. I have been waiting to see the guys play down here again for a while as their tour in April 2020 would have seen them at The Hope and Ruin, had it not been for Co*id 19! So the guys had last been in Brighton early in January 2020 and it was at The Green Door Store.
These guys have blown me and those lucky enough to see them and hear them, they are loud – but – seriously good with it. They sound great as a two piece? Thanks to the lovely team from Blue Door Music Productions I was let in with the camera. A huge blast for a sound check almost knocking me off my feet confirmed that the “sound” was still there along with the intensity of their delivery. Thank goodness!
The hook laden guitar riffs I love fired up from Tom. In came Jay as he started stomping on those drums. I had to do a double just to make sure there was still only two of them. The sound fired out into the Green Door Store was incredible, and yes just as loud.
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Short, but oh so sweet… and loud
A short but massively intense 40 minutes of rock and roll and blues smashed its way around the venue Little Triggers had started to pull quite a crowd. We had some superb album tracks Giving Me Up, I’m Alright, Loaded Gun and more from that fine slice of treasured vinyl.
There is a twist to their sound, it’s almost vintage 70s rock which, whilst sounds familiar somehow, will catch you out as the songs twist and turn. There was a battle of the band – both showcasing their skills and talents fully and taking it in turns to try and outplay each other. I have to say it was a dead heat, well I would say that I love what these guys do.
Little Triggers – Loaded Gun
Tom also hinted at a new material due for imminent release. We had the lockdown released single Burn and a new storming tune called High Time. Rock And Roll and Loaded Gun closed things down. The guys left the stage to a well deserved applause and cheer, the amps and guitar still glowing!
Chatting with the guys after their set, they seemed really happy with how things had gone and the superb feedback they were getting. There was mention of a new EP and more music to be released. The vinyl sold out, and great to see T Shirts and badges and other merch going for both bands. They got themselves a good few new followers tonight.
Hell! What an energy fuelled blast of fresh air they are. Well worth a visit to see these guys live, they really put on a show, highly recommended! Keep going Little Triggers!
This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is après lockdown rock and roll live performed by two bands oozing with volume, tunes, talent and charm, and with a with twist that grabs you. Dont miss them, you have been warned!
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