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Thursday, 8 September 2011

The Treatment, Six Hour Sundown & The Crave - The Borderline, London - 6th September 2011


With great excitement and anticipation my brother Max and I met in London’s West End in preparation to see The Treatment’s first London headlining show and new album launch at The Borderline. It seems poignant to mention here that this was where I first caught them supporting Zodiac Mindwarp a couple of years ago. It is testament to how far they’ve come in such a short time. We had a couple of beers in a pub close by as a quick livener for the show to come. Who cares that it’s a Tuesday night, this is The Treatment.

After making a few swift greetings to some friends No Americana graced the stage. I don’t consider this band rock or metal so don’t have much to say about them. It’s not my sort of thing and not for this blog at least. If you like poppy American Pie type music, then you might appreciate this lot.

Six Hour Sundown
The second band up were Six Hour Sundown. The first thing I clocked was that they’re fronted by a female singer. I’m not normally that beguiled with female vocals so didn’t hang much hope on them from the outset. They sure proved me wrong. They are a belting rock band that certainly delivered. I found out later that the girl in question is Lauren Harris, daughter to the important and celebrated Steve Harris of Iron Maiden. The set seemed to fly by in a flash. Good stuff and I’d absolutely check them out again.
The Treatment

Finally, The Treatment. What can I say? There is no way I can be impartial about this band. I am a HUGE fan. They rocked through their set effortlessly, providing a faultless show to a packed Borderline crowd. They played a substantial portion from their new album and threw a couple of covers in for good measure, one I believe was an homage to Dhani’s Dad Laurie. I behaved in my typical fashion at a Treatment gig, like a Metal Muppet! I have no qualms with exhibiting my propensity for the guys. All I can say is what a wonderful evening of rock excellence. These boys are beyond any doubt ready for their European Tour with Alice Cooper. Mind blowing.

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