A Saturday night, A small little high street pub, packed with attitude and tunes. The latest offering from the Littlehampton Alternative Rock Society; 3 female fronted bands and it was an awesome night of sass and rock 'n' roll...
First up we had Ark Orion, a five piece band from Chichester way. Describing themselves as Indie/Alternative pop rock, you can definitely see they like to put a bit of fun into their music and their performance. Pulling inspiration from all across the board, metal/hard rock to classic rock and folk music, their music definitely has all of those elements in there.
Kicking off their set with a punchy number called 'Kings', they had the crowd moving from the start. The track had a pop rock kinda feel to it with melodic vocals, a catchy beat and funky guitar riffs. Definitely one to get stuck in your head. Another track that got me was 'Savage Smile'. It's a funky track with a hint of a reggae beat to it to get you dancing along with them. Toe tapping drum beats, catchy lyrics, harmonious vocals, it was an amazing track.
The guys energy on stage was fantastic, keeping up their upbeat pace right through the set. Their covers of tracks ' I Believe In A Thing Called Love' and 'Bad Touch' added to the fun of it all, everyone was rocking out!
Next up we had Aren Drift a four piece band based around the south coast. Describing themselves as a prog rock band with heavy, melodic riffs mixed with international vibes from Eastern Europe, Russian gypsy and the Middle East, you can really hear those undertones flowing through their technically great music style with hints of the band influences from other rock genres too.