Bodixa - the Shed, Leicester
play original love songs and lordy do they play them well. Tonight they
work hard to woo the mainly nu metal 15 year olds who are too scared to
admit they like the music because their mates might call them sissy!.
Funny that, when I was a teenager the lads were into Judas Priest and
the like and yet I got called gayboy for liking Depeche Mode...the irony!!
It's a strange time for this band, they have a polished, passionate and
pretty direct live show which seems to appeal best to the more thoughful
and imaginative independent mind. They have released the honey dripping
new single "Fairytailed" and I'm told it's the biggest
seller in their home region of Yorkshire. Getting National airplay has
been a slog with Radio 1 saying it's more Radio 2 and Radio 2 saying it's
more Radio 1...infuriating.
Meanwhile I'm really enjoying the show and afterwards chat to the the
extremely charming singer Anna Elias who without much doubt in
my mind really has that X-Factor that naff shows like Fame Academy search
for in vain. Perhaps now isn't the right time for this band what with
the music climate geared towards trashy punk-rock and kareoke, but in
time perhaps music movers and shakers will come to the realisation that
good songs will always rise above scenes and trends. And there's no sell
by date on good songs.