||JONATHAN CHURCHILL: DEFENDING OUR ISLAND
CAGE THE GODS
Islington Academy, London
Friday 7th February 2014
Words: Johnny Churchill: Pics: Dutch Michaels
Seems like sometimes every band I go to see is on the wrong side of 50 and well past their best years. But tonight at the Academy, Cage The Gods, supporting The Treatment, are young, talented, British and definitely entering their best years.
Tipped from all sides as one to watch, there's no doubt that they're an exciting proposition. Last year's four-track EP,' Favourite Sin'is instantly accessible and avoids all the predictable rock clichés, which bodes well for debut album ‘Badlands', out in March.
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Singer Peter Comerford told me after the gig that they are influenced by a wide range of classic bands, especially Audioslave and The Cult, and it shows in their live performance.
The crowd is definitely onside and the band delivers a modern and fresh perspective on their classic rock influences.
All four members perform with a confident swagger that suggests they've been on the scene for years and even though there is only time for seven tracks, Cage The Gods still make an impact.
'Bruce Willis', 'Favourite Sin' and 'Promises' stand out with some great lead guitar work and there's a sense here that a bright future awaits.
Cage The Gods are on tour now in the UK with The Treatment.
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