DELVING INTO the wacky world of rock ‘n’ roll, Yorkshire has produced its fair share of successful bands over the years, and in my mind Terrorvision are right up there with the best of them. And I’m not alone, as the Sheffield crowd went mental as the band hit the stage running with Neighbourhood, a belter off their latest album Super Deluxe, followed in quick succession with My House and Scream If You Wanna Go Faster. This folks, is how it should be done.
With the pace not letting up we had Celebrity Hit List blending nicely with newer tunes Demolition Song, Pushover, and Shiny Thing to name but a few. In fact, we had six new tunes which Terrorvision delivered with power and finesse giving the feel of a band not afraid to move forward, yet still giving the paying public value and entertainment.
Frontman Tony Wright, he who’s mastered the art of fast-paced vocal delivery, was full of boundless energy as was guitarist Mark Yates and bassist Leigh Marklew, both of whom put in a faultless performance.
With a battalion of songs current pop stars would die for, the pace kept up throughout the 24 song set, as Terrorvison played the best show I’d seen in years. With additional keyboards, backing vocals and trumpet by Milton Evans and relentless drumming from Cameron Greenwood, this was a master-class in showmanship.
With an encore boasting the hugely popular Alice and Pretend Best Friend, Terrorvision bid us all good night.
Throughout the show we had no real swearing, shouting, jeans were firmly where they should be and the job in hand was done as we all left contented. Contented in the knowledge that we’d witnessed a British band at the absolute top of their game giving us, the paymaster, what we’d come for: a first class show.
WORDS : ROY GOODALL