Skunk Anansie gig review – Rock City Nottingham. A force of nature that shook Rock City to the core.

Tonight we are back at Rock City the best Rock venue in the world, if you live in the UK and the midlands. We are here for Skunk Anansie with support from Gen and The Degenerates and Holocene.

Skunk Anansie gig review - Rock City Nottingham. A force of nature that shook Rock City to the core.
Skunk Anansie gig review - Rock City Nottingham. A force of nature that shook Rock City to the core.
Skunk Anansie gig review – Rock City Nottingham. A force of nature that shook Rock City to the core.

First up it’s Holocene a two piece from London. They kick out a very big sound with just a guitar, drums and keyboard on some tracks. They soon got the audience on side. She has an amazing voice, influenced by Nirvana to Nina Simone but she has her own style. Her new EP Kiss me in the dark is out now. One of the highlights was a reimagining of the Duran Duran classic Rio.

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Skunk Anansie gig review - Rock City Nottingham. A force of nature that shook Rock City to the core.
Skunk Anansie gig review – Rock City Nottingham. A force of nature that shook Rock City to the core.

Next from Liverpool it’s Gen and The Degenerates, described as Alternative punk rockers. They had to sound check before starting but soon got blasting out the rock. Gen is a great front woman. One of the highlights was Wild Thing where she had everyone signing along to the chorus. This band seem to be going places, before this support slot they toured with This Feeling’s BIG IN 2022!! and are now signed to Marshall records. Gen was told us how impressed she was with the backstage food. Defiantly a band to look out for and catch on tour.

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https://www.genandthedegenerates.com

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Skunk Anansie gig review - Rock City Nottingham. A force of nature that shook Rock City to the core.
Skunk Anansie gig review – Rock City Nottingham. A force of nature that shook Rock City to the core.

Skin is a true force of nature, the band came on stage one by one, then out comes Skin running and jumping like a gazelle. Without a doubt one of the best front women in the business. Her outfit is simply stunning and would not look out of place at London fashion week. This is a sell out show and the crowd are instantly at her command. When the set list reads “Rock Fucking City” you know this is going to a night to remember.

She was so happy to be able to sing again after loosing her voice for a few days. When it came to the classic’s Skin was surplus to requirements as the whole of Rock City sang every word. It’s hard to believe but Skin explained that this was the 25th anniversary tour but due to covid it was more like the 28th. Skin dedicated the song “This means war” to all the Ukraine refugees and pointed out the irony of Boris selling Brexit as an opportunity of get rid of evil immigrants, then fast forward a few years and they are offing you money to take them in. Skin pointed out a couple of times that they are not just a 90’s band kicking out the greatest hits, they sill make new music and are still current.

For the encore they treated the audience to a rear cover version in the form of AC/DC’s classic ‘Highway to Hell’. After the final song, they played Foo Fighters ‘Best Of You’, the band just stayed for the entire song and just danced, a truly magical moment in tribute to Taylor. This is one band you cannot miss.

Skunk Anansie Setlist

• Yes It’s Fucking Political
• I Can Dream
• Because of You
• Twisted (Everyday Hurts)
• Weak
• My Ugly Boy
• Can’t Take You Anywhere
• Love Someone Else
• I Believed in You
• God Loves Only You
• Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)
• Without You
• This Means War
• Intellectualise My Blackness
• Tear the Place Up
• Charlie Big Potato
• Encore:
• Brazen (Weep)
• Piggy
• Highway to Hell(AC/DC cover)
• Little Baby Swastikkka
• Best of You

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