This live review comes from our resident Liverpool correspondent David Crighton. To contribute to All-Noise send us your music reviews, news and views at [email protected]
Mohebbi @ Bumper Liverpool
Liverpool’s music scene is going through a somewhat fallow period but amidst this eerie quiet, one band is steadily making a name for themselves. Local favourites Mohebbi delivered yet again on Saturday, having kept the anxious crowd at Bumper waiting well past the listed start time.
The bands psychedelic rock fusion has become their trademark sound and this was highlighted as they opened with ‘Portmanteau’. Lead singer Paul Bradley’s distinctive and haunting voice was complimented by the searing sound of Paul Thomas on harmonica.
Bass player Michael Mohebbi (it’s no coincidence!) temporarily downed his guitar for ‘Neanderthals’ and instead took to the trumpet to the delight of the audience. The pace of the song is dictated by the menacing sound and tempo of the horn before the bass is reintroduced for the finish, by which point the crowd were wilfully dancing along.
Guitarist Scott Miveld, on vocals, then launched into the crowd favourite ‘Breaking You Down’ with drive and purpose in what was the standout moment of the well received set.
Mohebbi are now looking to expand their following outside the boundaries of Liverpool with an EP out soon and talk of performing on this Summer’s festival circuit. On the basis of last nights showing it’s only a matter of time before their popularity extends way past the L1 postcode.