So I'm sat in that small town high street pub waiting to see what delights the Littlehampton Alternative Rock Society have for us this month. There's quite a buzz in the air tonight as there are quite a few music fans here, ready and waiting for the night to begin.
First up we had Ichiro, a four piece band mainly based around Horsham with a local lad in the mix too. Describing themselves as 'An Extraterrestrial black magic rock quartet', I can totally understand that as their music was out of this world! The guys energy on stage right from the start was lively and enthralling, completely drawing the crowd in and getting them moving along with them, yet remaining absolutely confident and calm while performing.
One of the tracks that gripped me was 'Reminisce'. Starting off with a more reggae guitar riff and toe tapping drums, it really gets you moving with the band even though the lyrics themselves are on a slightly more sombre subject. About halfway through the track it takes on a more haunting feel with the vocals and music, before punching back into that funky beat. I also enjoyed the track ' I Won't Let You Down'. This was a fast paced, driving beat track, with a slightly funky riff to it. Starting off with the vocals, it then kicks into that funky guitar and bass led riff with a pounding drum beat behind it.
The energy that the guys put into this track was immense, you can hear the sweeping guitar under some of the main vocal breaks along with that pounding bass beat. A real headbanger of a track. The whole set was absolutely amazing and such good fun. You definitely won't be able to stay still to these guys.