Support to From Behind
1/6 – 2006
Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Wit have done a lot of shows in the southern parts of Sweden but have for some reasons never given the northern parts or the rest of Scandinavia a lecture in how great 70’s retro rock should be played. I’ve seen the band live in action and believe me it’s a blast wacthing the guys live.
Pece Masalkovski – lead vocals, guitar
Peter Broch – bass, b-vox
Johan Helgesson – drums
This evening the guys played at a smaller club called The Watt located in downtown Malmö. It’s quite a small place with a small stage but with a nice atmosphere. Unfortunately there weren’t so many people there, it was only half-full.
Strongly delayed the guys kicked off the sweaty show with a song from their newly released EP, a song called “Demonic”, which in my opinion are one of the Ep’s stronger songs. Wit was scheduled to play for 30 minutes and during that time they ran through 8 explosive songs, 5 of them taken from their latest EP. The songs taken from the latest EP were “Rebel Girl”, “Tippy Toe Dance”, “Shake It”, “A Little Love” plus the opening “Demonic”. Which one the other songs were I don’t know, they’re probably taken from one of their earlier demos.
Due to lack of time they didn’t do their encore “Breakout” which was sad because also that track are an excellent 70’s retro rock item. Wit sounds a lot more heavier and agressive live and it’s really an experience to watch them live on stage.
To be honest I’m not a huge fan of 70’s rock and my interest in Wit in the beginning only depended on their drummer Johan Helgesson which I knew from Debase, but when I sat down and listened to Wit I was convinced by the guys tremendous love for the music and for their ability to deliver catchy 70’s rock that even I could enjoy.
The sound was brilliant this late evening something that couldn’t be said about the poor lighting. Some of the guys stood in dark or in completely white light the whole gig. So The Watt ought to buy proper lights for upcoming events.
Eventhough the stage was pretty small it was enough room for Pece and Peter the front duo that really didn’t move around so much. Instead the bands biggest stage persona is Johan Helgesson, he works really hard behind the drums and he looks to enjoy every minute up on stage. Pece is a great guitar and lead vocalist and he is as strong as lead guitar as on rhythm and Peters disted bassplay fills the void of a second guitar brilliantly. The front duo and then escpecially bass player Peter have to work harder to get the crowd going.
At the end of the night this was an excellent show delievered by the uncrowned kings of 70’s retro rock’n’roll from Malmö. I really hope that they’re going to play in a town near you so you can catch them live.
Tippy Toe Dance
A Little Love
Run From The Police
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