Harrow has been more famous for Death Skateboards than indie rock bands, but not any more as The Natives have come to remind the UK that London can still produce great bands and that the North is not the only provider thesedays.
The band are about to hit the limelight with their debut single ‘Bright Lights‘ released this week on Beyond Bedlam Productions. This single is more of a ballad than the rest of their attitude filled set which sees them take a distictive U2’esque sound showing Jim MacIntyre’s guitar skills with help from producer Jake Fior who also assisted Peter Doherty’s sound with his track For Lovers a while back. With the addition of Darren Gallagher ‘s voice and a thumping rhythmn section, this 7″ on ltd colour vinyl will be worth picking up for the future before people jump on this band and they blow up during the summer of this year.
I had the pleasure of seeing this band at Club NME in January in London and they held their own until the last tune with ease, maybe it’s the understanding of the 3 brothers that play in this band, this unit is tight. That night, the crowd were blown away so much so that The Natives have been booked to headline the same club later this month. Don’t miss them!
The Natives on tour:
(with The Rifles)
Thu 1st Stoke-On-Trent Keele University 01782 206000 £9.50
Fri 2nd Northumbria University 0191 2210201 £9.50
Sat 3rd Glasgow Garage 0870 1690100 £9.50
Mon 5th Manchester Academy 2 0161 8321111 £9.50
Tue 6th London Astoria 0870 0603777 £11.50
Wed 7th Southampton University 023 80632601 £9.50
Thu 8th Warwick University 024 76572794 £9.50
Fri 9th Luton University 08700 600100 £9.50
Fri 30th London Koko Club NME
Wed 4th London Proud Galleries Dirty Boots
Sat 8th London Barfly All Ages All Dayer
Mon 23rd London Barfly Levis Ones to Watch