Ended doing this one more alone, as my partner in crime was a bit tired, and we would be seeing TC again in December anyway. Quite a few people were eager to check them out on the strength of Henge Beat, which many deem to have been the best release bar none of 2010.
Despite appearances, I'm not actually the loquacious sort, so I'll let sometime-contributor and Redlands legend Markie describe them:
Featuring the magnificent Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring on guitar and Daniel Stewart of UV Race on vocals . Stewart's monotone vocals fit perfectly with the pummeling rhythm section laying down a tense and infectious style incorporating late 70's postpunk/new wave with garage rock elements. But Mikey's off kilter licks and descriptive intonations on guitar are the real voice."
Let's just say that they lived up to expectations, and indeed may have exceeded them. 'Carpet Rash' is a juggernaut, and is one of the best things ever, and the rest of the set was not much worse.
Setlist is as you see it below, saves me some writing.
Because I was right in front and concentrating on video, my positioning was a bit sub-optimal in terms of the sonics, but I've done what I can to make it palatable.
A couple of songs really remind me of A-Frames, and of course the final song 'Meds' could easily be an ESCR jam. Excellent performance all around, I was lucky to have caught the whole thing on film, right in front of Mikey and Daniel.
Is it Alright
You Gotta Have Someone
Again & Again
Green & Blue
Get Some Action (The Flamin' Groovies)
Complete audio recording (Incubation bittorrent)