The Hor d’Oeuvres, Fuzz Manta - Drone, København 5/15/09

From Aural Innovations October 2009 update

This was the first time I had been to Drone. The stage is small and the décor could be improved but not a bad little place for a rock show. Fuzz Manta have their debut CD coming this month and I got a copy from their manager, Anders to write a review. Anyway, I showed up around 19 or so and hung out with the band and heard the soundcheck and had a few beers. Fuzz Manta hit the stage a couple of minutes after 20 and it quickly filled up with about 25 people (members of Wave of Stone and their friends seem to make up most of the people). Fuzz Manta played a great mixture of new and old songs (they have a lot of songs this band!) I really love the opening real 70’s rock track, Myst. Great to hear Night Fright, where the band really kicked it up into high gear and both guitarists rocked. Lots of guitar solos with Fuzz Manta, both Morten and Frederick, love to solo and are good at it. This was the first time for me to hear some of the tracks like Smoke Rings, Cage of Glass and The Killer. Great set. Hope I can make it to their CD release party on May 30th.

Set List: Mystic Thoughts, Mountain, We said it All, Cage of Glass, Night Fright, Corporate H, The Killer, Strange Days, Smoke Rings

Next up was the local Copenhagen band, The Hor d’Oeuvres. I think I had seen them play once before. Now there were about 35 people. The place is small and holds like 100, I guess, so it feels like a decent crowd, even when it is so small. Anyway, they started off with a song that could have been a Queens of the Stone Age cover. Lasse, the lead singer and guitar player has been practicing his Josh Homme facial and singing expressions. He is clearly really into it though and gives a great performance. Anyway, they played a few brand new songs that are more garage rock like. They remind me a bit of El Caco, QOTSA and Eagles of Death Metal. A mix of those bands. Solid show but not really what I am into. The young kids were into it though.

Set List: Yeast, Hate when I love, Lay Low, Come on Sugar, Come on Little Baby, Always be this Way, Lemon Aid, It’s Alright, So Come ON, Leave you Blue, Buy your loved Ones, Pink and Helpless

Reviewed by Scott Heller

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