The 10:04s and The OK Social Club - The Hive, Edinburgh, Sat 9 May
Is Leith the new Dundee? The area has all-of-a-sudden hothoused a bunch of ragged, jangly indie kids seemingly hell-bent on finding their way into Alan McGee’s phone book. Admittedly, none of this trio carry quite the same air of menace as The View, The Law or surrogate Dundonians Sergeant, but they’re all singing from the same graffitied songsheet.
First of all, honorary mentions to The Hot Lips, who were on before The List’s night out started, but whose MySpace confirms the theory that Leith rocks. The 10:04s continue the theme, a Caledonian-voiced crossbreed of The Libertines and Razorlight in Paul Weller fan-friendly cravats, and leather jackets.
Similarly-influenced headliners OK Social Club, meanwhile, weren’t quite as finely-honed as the preceding mob, but they made enough man-racket to keep the bouncing lads and lasses up the front happy. Their ‘Everybody’s At It’ was the night’s big anthem; although perhaps their track ‘The Late 90s’ better sums up the whole bill’s dream era.