Fans of The Brian Jonestown Massacre should find much to enjoy with Manchester shoegaze reprobates Control Of The Going, whose waves of subtle shimmers evokes Anton Newcombe’s estimable band. Or for another comparison, maybe Control Of The Going are a baby version of Helicon, Glasgow’s 3D demons of space rock.
Frontman Liam Hart combines Anton cool with a Julian Cope voice and choosing the ending of a song as the time to clean his specs was decidedly Morrissey-esque. The clean tone he produces from his Vox guitar has a wide, open, epic quality to it.
Highlights of the set where recent single ‘Wild Flower’, ‘Step Back’ with additional vocals from bassist Tom Stilltoe and the closing track, a tweaked ‘The Message’.
Control Of The Going have a fairly democratic sound with 6 instruments given equal footing, with the rhythm section and keyboards having just about enough space to keep things rolling.
Growing in confidence and star quality…
Click to watch ‘Wild Flower’ live at The Castle.