Miss Le Bomb and Wounded Knee
- David Pollock
- 27 March 2008
Limbo at the Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Wed 20 Mar
AVANT GARDE ELECTRO
Drew Wright, aka Edinburgh’s Wounded Knee, doesn’t show off. He just sits at a desk covered with all sorts of little mechanical toys, and asks in a frighteningly reverb-heavy God-voice if he can play another song. No-one’s going to argue with the word of The Almighty, so back to work he goes on another outré mesh of folk rhythms, cut-up and sequenced until they resemble a Bronze Age rave with the voice of Zardoz giving commentary. It’s really good, but you couldn’t recommend it to anyone.
Catriona Shaw, aka Berlin-based Edinburgh ex-pat Miss Le Bomb and formerly one third of electro-art covers band Queen of Japan, just can’t stop showing off. Dressed in red sequins, Elvis vest and a laptop-created electro-funk squelch, she covers ‘Jealous Guy’ (in the vaguest sense) while rolling on the floor amidst us, composes the world’s first and surely never-to-be-bettered musical tribute to budget airlines, and eulogises the act of band-love with the memorable not-really-rhyming couplet ‘Babe, I wanna come/I see you playing drums’. It’s all just a bit stupid, really. But some kind of brilliant, too.