Liam Frost and the Slowdown Family @ Cabaret Voltaire
Frost's storyboard of childhood trauma and adolescent anguish is unveiled in all its glory.
| 15 Jul 2006
If Liam Frost achieves what many have suggested he may, then the people of Edinburgh surely missed out on an opportunity to see a star in the making tonight. People were thin on the ground at Cabaret Voltaire, surely not the most fitting backdrop for him to bring his own brand of Manchester "folk rock" (did someone say Bright Eyes?) and ever so talented men (and woman) North of the border, but those that did venture out could not have failed to be impressed by Frost and the Slowdown Family. Despite it being clear from the get-go that this was "his gang", each individual is exceptionally proficient in what they do, with the violinist/mandolin and sumptuous harmonies throughout being particular highlights. It was unaccompanied, however, that Frost's storyboard of childhood trauma and adolescent anguish was unveiled in all its glory, with Try, Try, Try perhaps stealing the show. Gorgeous. [Finbarr Bermingham]