Live Review by Uber Rock: The Limelight 2, Belfast 26th July 2014

“It’s Halloween every day” proclaims Cadaver Club frontman Mr Crowe – and indeed it must be as, while outside Belfast is sweltering in one of the hottest days of the year, inside it’s a dark and eerie as a funeral parlour after dark. Matty James and his undead sidekicks warn us ‘Don’t Open The Door To The Basement’ – and immediately proceed to do that, as they welcome us to their high-energy, dark gothic, psychotic punk freakshow. There are elements of The Misfits, The Damned and Dogs D’Amour in their graverobbing groove, which is mixed with sea shanties, fiery traditional … Continue reading

Live Review by Chordblossom: The Limelight 2, Belfast 26th July 2014

Cadaver Club with support from Eighty Four Saturday 26th July 2014 – Limelight 2, Belfast It’s a hot sweaty Saturday inside and outside the Limelight 2. It is Distortion night, punk rock is alive and well in Belfast. Arriving late… (blame Translink. And a faulty hairdryer) I caught the tail end of the second support act Eighty Four. Giving it loads in a Blink 182/Green Day mash up they were pleasing their entourage of fans no bounds. Will definitely hit them up again. Next up was headliners Cadaver Club. Breaking all convention and scraping out of the darkness these guys … Continue reading

‘A Fate Worse Than Life’ review by Louder Than War

Infectious macabre pop punk from Ireland’s first bona fide funeral band. Louder Than War’s Ray Burke reviews. “The goal of being alive is to figure out what it means to be alive, and there is a myriad of ways to deduce that answer; I just happen to prefer examining the question through the context of Pamela Anderson and The Real World and Frosted Flakes.” So said Chuck Klosterman at the beginning of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, like Klosterman, horror punk’s Cadaver Club muse on what it is to be alive in an unconventional way, by singing about death and the … Continue reading

‘A Fate Worse Than Life’ review by Uber Rock

Maybe a little bit late on this one as a Halloween review would have been spooktacular but, hey, we don’t roll like that, we’re way cooler and everyday is up for a good spooking round here. It might not come as a great surprise but ‘I’m Making A Monster, Baby’ has more than a doff of the corpseman’s top hat to the Daddies of them all The Misfits and I have not one ounce of a problem with that because this is done very well and from the production to the packaging these ghouls have got the chops. ‘Do You … Continue reading

Live Review: Pivo Pivo, Glasgow 13th November 2013

By the time the headline act took to the stage its safe to say that the crypt door had been well and truly kicked open and with that the undead seized their opportunity to make our world their stage. So with the defibrillator powered up and ready to go all that was left to be done was spark some life into the creature… Mr Crowe, Boom Chic Chic, Dirge and Draggle or as they are collectively known… The Cadaver Club! Power Pop, Pop Punk whatever neat little label you chose to pin on this amalgamation doesn’t do justice to the … Continue reading