Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

UEA LCR, Norwich

UEA LCR, Norwich

When they burst on to the scene Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, possibly the best named band yet to grace our charts, were tipped for big things.

While this has never materialised, they remain firm favourites with those who like their music with a touch of sleaze but don't dare venture to the country's seedier venues.

They may look insouciant clad in black leather jackets and may like their guitars with a touch too much distortion but they are in essence a good old fashion rock 'n' roll band with more than a touch of the Rolling Stones about them.

There are also similarities with Led Zeppelin so maybe some of last night's crowd were compensating for not attending the reunion at the O2 Arena.

Their swagger was matched by skill as they worked their way through a diverse set, swapping instruments at regular intervals.

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They have developed a coherent sound which encompasses blues, folk and rock, and latest tracks, such as Weapon of Choice, are similarly angst-ridden and foot-stomping but more accessible.

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