The Shimmer Band @ Buyers Club, 13/10/16 | LSRadio - Liverpool Student Radio
Photo Credit: On Thursday night, Bristol five-piece The Shimmer Band took stage between the bricks at Buyers Club. Self-described as an 'explosive psychedelic rock band', this set my imagination running wild in anticipation of the gig. Upon entering the venue, the first aspect of the band's performance I noticed was the execution of their psychedelic image. Visually, lights of blue and green combined with a faint smoke totalled an enveloping ethereal display, while flavoured use of reverb on the lead vocals and electric guitar complemented the psychedelia aura. Out of context, the whole experience wouldn't be out of place in a fever dream. Lead singer Tom Newman and guitarist Daniel 'Babsy' Barry stood out in their garish gold and silver jackets with Newman's style invoking elements of Liam Gallagher's over-the-top bravado with a matching haircut to boot. However, he honed his own brand of frontman braggadocio by also wearing oversized ski-goggle type sunglasses