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Walk Of The Earth 

The Forum, Kentish Town, London

added: 1 May 2013 // gig date: 6 Apr 2013
reviewer: Marco Gandolfi

Walk Of The Earth - The Forum, Kentish Town, London - Printable version
Canadian indie rockers Walk Of The Earth took to the stage in front of an ecstatic crowd at the Kentish Town Forum on Saturday night.

These Burlington, Ontario kids believe in doing things their own way and therefore have dispensed of the luxuries of a label, management and even booking agents choosing to do it all themselves. They should therefore be applauded for walking out into a packed venue with their expectant fans clearly in good voice.

Having found youtube fame covering chart hits they are best known for their version of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" which has so far clocked up an amazing 149,000,000 views and it was clear by the show of mobile phones held proudly aloft that this was the main song most of the gathered audience had been waiting for. Impressively played by the whole band on one guitar live exactly as in the video below (definitely worth another view) it was hard not to warm to their unique style.

Other classics were also imparted with ingenious intent on guitars, ukuleles and a theremin - unusual early electronic gismo that's played without any contact giving out a woooooowoooooo sound - "Someone Like You" by Adele, "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, "Payphone" by Maroon 5, "Roll Up" by Wiz Khalifa all delighted the gathered mass who sang along willingly capable. Lead man Gianni Luminati led the five-piece through the set with clear delight which became contagious.

A great display of the do-it-yourself punk spirit translating to the modern age, a pleasure to behold.

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