The Sunflower Lounge
7th March 2010
The incredibly under-rated 9Bach return to Birmingham for a slot at one of the city’s longest running alternative sessions not a moment too soon.
A burst pipe in the Sunflower Lounge’s toilets couldn’t dampen the bands nor the venue’s spirit and with true ‘show must go on’ enthusiasm and verve, 9Bach treat us to a short but sweet set of blissful, psychedelic folk rock reminiscent of a PJ Harvey fronted Mercury Rev covering the songs of Tim Buckley sung beautifully in the band’s native Welsh tongue.
The crowd laps up the set that is over all too quick. 9Bach strike us as the sort of band who have the power to get under your skin and keep pulling you back, in the vein of Belle and Sebastian, Cat Power and of course…The Super Furries.
9Bach would surely have struck a chord with the late John Peel and this evening they are certainly pushing the right buttons in Brum.