If The Ramones made a dirty little love child with The Black Lips while Nirvana knocked one off in the corner, then Black Sirens would be the depraved little kids name
Vienna has a number of cult clubs where you’re guaranteed to see some rough-around-the-edges young band cut their teeth in front of smaller crowds for little to no money. Fluc is one of those places, and the latest band to taste the blood of the stage was Black Sirens.
Formally known as Short and Pregnant, Black Sirens played their first ever live gig under their new moniker on Tuesday night at HYPE! A decent crowd turned up to witness the occasion in the cafe, and it was hard to believe that Black Sirens have relatively little live experience together. The three-piece put on a performance of bullish confidence, attitude and arrogance which was backed up by their musical talents.
Lead singer Hieronymvs Kloss screamed, jumped and jigged his way through a set which was full of songs many bands starting out could only dream of having. Blues influenced grunge songs met rough edged punk speedsters and head-banging belters ensuring that their was something for everyone, and the crowd wanted more. Tracks like “Stay Stoned”, which inspired an honorary toke or two from a few in the crowd, and their first video release “The Runaways” are instantly accessible tunes which you find yourself listening to on repeat, while “The Death of Youth” and “Nothing” take you back to those bleached jean, flannel shirt wearing days of old.
If The Ramones made a dirty little love child with The Black Lips while Nirvana knocked one off in the corner, then Black Sirens would be the depraved little kids name. If you like your music to have a bit of balls to it, then this is for you.