Funeral Party – Liverpool Sound City review

Posted on 22 May 2011
By Matt Barden
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Funeral Party brought their unique take on Disco-Punk to Liverpool. Dubbed 2011’s great hope for Rock ‘n’ Roll, the LA five piece oozed sheer energy from start to finish.

and rocked out to tracks from their debut album The Golden Age of Knowhere.

Lead singer Chad Elliot, who was rocking a Freddie Mercury ‘tache, commanded the stage and the crowd had their eyes glued to the charismatic frontman as he jumped between sheer indifference and all-out moshing in the blink of an eye.

The bands angst-fuelled music won over the Sound City crowd and soon head banging was rife.

Chad addressed his audience screaming, “This is our first fucking time here, nice to meet you all!”

Throughout the set they played like veteran rockers, complete with finger blurring guitar solos and amp riding. Mic stands were thrown about, beer sprayed across the front rows.

Funeral Party could be just what a tired genre needs to give it a good ‘ol fashioned kick up the backside. The lads boast an effortless cool.

At one point during the show guitarist James Torres threw a sweat drenched towel into a sea of adoring young, female fans.

Unfortunately for him it was caught by a rather large, balding man at the front. No matter how much you want to be rock Gods, sometimes things just don’t go to plan.

But the boys proceeded regardless and judging by their live performance, we can expect big things to come from the Californians.

Photos by Marie Hazlewood