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"Pastiche? Homage? It’s a killer blast regardless."
It’s all over far too soon though, clocking in at well under half an hour and while some fans may be content just to catch a favoured band, it’s disappointing to see a headliner put in such a half-baked set.
“It started when I was 17, 18 years old; it was my outlet to make rock and roll. My actual name doesn’t sound very rock and roll, so I needed something more exciting."
“I didn’t have a label or anything, I was just purely making an album that, personally, I really wanted to hear."
The power pop maestro plays four shows on his first visit here.
’s all slightly confounding, but in a way that drags you back in rather than deters – every song is jammed full of ideas and an interesting excursion in its own right, even if they occasionally end up in odd places.