Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10
The Big Bang was witnessed by no soul, no creature of type was able to set it down and record it for posterity, all we are left with is the echoes, the background radiation as it seeps further into the distance, into the cold and unexplained black darkness that surrounds us and keeps us in our place as creatures with imagination but lacking in the power to explore beyond our grasp.
If the Big Bang was the culmination of pressure and the spark of life that eventually resulted in humanity’s appearance, then Interrobang, the outfit that hangs loose and plays so beautifully tight, are the result of the meeting of minds and the ideas of great riffs and rhythmic angered prowess that stalks and hunts down the impolite, the money driven damaged and the drain on society; not as the Governments of the world would have you believe, the poor and the left behind, but those that caused that sense of misery in the first place, those consumed with consuming, addicted to the pleasure of causing other people pain.
Returning again to Bootle, frequenting the old bowling green under the almost monolithic abandoned building of Johnsons Cleaners and in the distance the new wave of commercialism in the form of the super ship cargo holders, illuminated by the passage of goods from foreign shores and the easy credit afforded in times of Capitalism’s weakening roar, Interrobang lit up their own field of paced out songs and growling remarks to a system that has grown corpulent and obese, of failures, of heightened achievements in the personal and the local; this is the sense of purpose brought to the Party in the Park in Bootle and one that was once again, astonishingly robust and beautifully delivered.
Regardless of your thoughts and opinions on some genres of music, there are those bands that capture the imagination, they see the bang and take a photo of it, they document the truth available to them and pass it on in the hope that it will be realised by all given time.
In songs such as Trippin’ S.T.O.P.W.A.R., Crazy World, Where You At, Back In The Day and the pounding introduction, the initial explosion itself of Interrobang, the band once more took the old bowling green at The Hub by storm, the seismic shock arguably adding colour and physicality into the day’s events.
Interrobang continue to rise, they have seen the beginning of Time on stage and now beat off the echoes spiralling into space; Bootle, one of the poorest areas in the country, was made rich for a while in their presence.
Ian D. Hall