October 7, 2012

Cut Your Hair go East / London Birthdays, 6th October


By Silvia Suárez


“This place is so hot right now”, said one head among the crowd queuing yesterday night outside Birthdays, the club and music venue in the new trendiest area of London Dalston. That was the location chosen by Spanish-band Cut Your Hair to host their second date in the UK, after a successful warm-up at The Lexington last Thursday. The four-piece (Sergi, Aleix, Ed and Jan) were joined by East Londoners Hatcham Social and Birmingham band Heavy Waves as supporting act.



In such a tasty scenario, the arrival of the Barcelona-bred ones were met with a hush that didn’t let up until the end of the night. The energetic guitars of the Barcelona-bred ones stroke to the rhythm of Halloween Night, making the perfect starter to set up the mood. Lead singer Sergi then introduced their newly-born tune Slow Drive as the product of self-taught life lessons until date.



Honest lyrics and recalling post-punk influences merged with fresh pop-surf in the main course, single Utah In Pictures. A smooth version of their track Fuck Off followed, notably evidencing the skills of drummer Aleix and bassist Ed.



In resemblance with the band’s own, the compelling yet rebel spirit of their song Jupiter called off the gig, leaving the crowd without dessert. Cut Your Hair can be proud not only of fulfilling expectations but also have gained more than a few fans in their way.



Cut Your Hair play the Lottarox Italian tour next week on the 18th, 19th and 20th October in Rome (Rising Love), Milan (Rocket) and Prato/Florence (Controsenso).