if you want a independent view of them.........
Bromhead's Jacket are the reason most of the people are crammed in here tonight. The 3 Sheffield lads rip straight into their debut single 'Woolly Bridge' in a way that would bring to mind the Jam at their most ferocious, and there are certain similarities between the Jackets frontman and a young Paul Weller.
The songs are very much short and sharp mod/punk stories about their everyday life; such as people you know just lingering about and not moving on in 'Lesley Parlifitt', going to the carwash on 'P. Salt' and end of the night chicken rolls in St Albans onâ€¦errrrmâ€¦. 'Chicken Rolls'.
The singer challenges the London crowd to get on it and make some noise and as he leaps into the crowd a fair few people get the mini moshing bug, bounce about and leap on the stage. As they throw themselves about the room you wonder whether these are the "Bigger Boys" fellow Sheffielder's Arctic Monkeys are complaining about in 'Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts'. They could very simply knock the Monkeys back to their mother's womb with a single flick of their left pinky.
At times the lyrics are comical and leave a little bit to be desired, but when they get it right, they get it very right such as the catchy 'What Ifs and Maybes'. In short I'd strongly recommend you try Bromhead's Jacket on for size and see if it fits.
All in all a splendidly fine way to end a marvellous opening night of the soon to be legendary Artrocker festival. (Art)Rock on!!!!!
thanks to lee at www.artrocker.com