Live At King Tut's

This live CD is being released as an iTunes exclusive and captures the band in a sold out gig at King Tut’s on the eve of their ‘Crisis In The Slow Lane’ single release. The CD is a mini album and only eight tracks long, however it does effectively showcase their effectiveness as a live act; they are an energetic and heavy band live, more exciting than on record without the production to smooth off their edges and this can really be heard on this CD.

Xcerts tunes are pleasingly poppy and anthemic rock, easy to shout along to and this is just what you can hear the crowd doing much of the way through (when you can hear them over the band), the atmosphere is palpable and infectious even second hand. The audience really get going on ‘Just Go Home’ when encouraged by front man Murray and he lets them take the reins a couple of times. ‘Aberdeen 1987’ is sung just by Murray accompanied by a single guitar and the crowd of course, it’s a nice touch and his voice really fills the venue, he gets rapturous applause for his emotion filled efforts. The anthemic single the gig is in aid of, ‘Crisis In The Slow Lane’, goes down a storm, despite being new and has everyone in the place singing along by the sound of it.

This is a great record for really getting a feel of the band as a live act and gives a good idea of just how good they can be. Recommended for fans of the band and just fans of live music in general as their tunes are good and played well.