In the beginning
of July I made a promotion photo series of The Verges (See here).
So far I had only heard a demo, which convinced me that they had something special
to offer. So I had to see them performing live. As part of The Melody Maker
Contest, they played at Pumpehuset together with three other
bands, Jutta Lane,
Platypus (click on the bandnames to see my photos of their performances).
Verges played a spectacular set of their grand songs - all originals -
but in my opinion they're even better on record! Their complicated music is hard
to reproduce on stage, just like The Beatles' last albums is difficult
to perform live. In the studio they are really outstanding, - I look foreward
to the release of their debut album!
The music reminds me of a mix of The
Doors and Saybia, and the best song in my opinion was Hidden
Fortune, which also is the opening song on their excellent demo.
The Set List:
01. Do We Need The Rain
Lost But Found
03. Black Tiger
05. Hidden Fortune
07. Your Turn
08. Embrace Me Brother
Morten Refskov: leaad vo, g
Peter Holst: b, back-up
Esben Andersen: keyb
Semir Catovic: dm
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