Fratellis and Ladyhawke at Ibiza Rocks tonight

July 9th, 2008 - 4:25 am Posted in ibiza | Comments (1)

We actually put this on the nme site before here – both bands were that goood…

The lights are working again in the unisex toilets, which is handy for the quasi-rock chicks putting on their make-up in the VIP to a chorus of observations from the men dashing in for other reasons.

Outside it’s still daylight as Ladyhawke take to the stage and prove to be brilliant, if relatively unknown. It’s pure indie rock, but Patti Smith undertones lurk in the overall impression and by the end an audience who came to see the main event, The Fratellis, are paying attention and glad they came.

The Fratellis were here last year and went down a storm with their signature single “Chelsea Dagger” setting the tone for their often Kink’s-like realism and catchy guitar riffs.
In the meantime the eight foot tranny in the chain-mail mini skirt keeps obscuring my view, so I delegate my camera to a couple of kids visiting the island for the week and retire to the bar, where the sound is equally good.

The camera and my young trustees disappear off into the carnage in front of the stage and everyone looks ecstatic. They’re jumping in the air, smiling and hugging each other – it’s just like the early illegal raves of yore, but without the drugs?

This seems perfectly appropriate as kids as young as ten invade the podium occupied by three very cute rock chicks, who welcome them with open arms. Everyone here came for the love of music and sharing that love as it’s passed on to the next generations.

This meets with the approval of all present apart from the bouncer asked to protect the podium. He’s a nice guy and soon lets the kids in, because they’re quite short after all and can’t see very well from anywhere else…

another great night courtesy of ibiza rocks

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One Response to “Fratellis and Ladyhawke at Ibiza Rocks tonight”

  1. Zed Essex Says:

    Awesome shows! Awesome bands!