SPOTTED IN BELGIUM ! Surf pop punkers… TACOCAT !

TACOCAT – Cafe Video, Ghent – November 4, 2014…


It’s the Seattle’s surf pop punkers’ first ever European tour !
“So many people show up. It’s a fantastic surprise. Really amazing so far…” gloat guitarist Eric and drummer Lelah before the gig.
That genuine enthusiasm is written all over every band member’s forehead ! If they’re gonna change the world it will be with a smile on their faces. You just see the four of them as close friends enjoying what they’re doing together since 2007 ! And what they do is starting parties with their adrenaline fuelled pop punk shots…

It’s all about ‘good vibrations’….

Their ingenious, at times ‘sharp as a knife’, lyrics are about politics, feminism and life & love problems ! But on stage it’s all about ‘fun fun fun’ – about explosive discharge – about having a blast ! The bright polka dresses and the girls’ dyed hair also reflect the ‘let’s dance’ vibes.
Singer and tambourine girl Emily is the non-stop dancing leader of the gang. Eric’s smoking guitar hooks and riffs cause ‘punch in the air’ electricity ! And Lelah (drums) and Bree (bass) pump up dynamizing beat rhythms…

Eight miles high ….

The burning set is a screaming along mix from their two excellent albums so far. From the menstruation to the break up to the drunk hobos song ! All served with addictive harmonies and cocky surf punk swagger…

“And the next song is… eh… ”

A swirling Bikini Kill cover closes this sweaty high energy club party. One never to forget – one that still makes me smile 24 hours later. Listen up, world, Tacocat is ‘right here right now’ ! Embrace them…

Friends 4ever relaxing in Ghent…

(All pics: JL)


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