“This song is about shagging a fat bird after sniffing glue”, says Blindboy Boat Club of the duo Rubberbandits, the bastard children of De La Soul, The Beastie Boys and Goldie Lookin’ Chain. Aided (sort of) by the nefarious DJ Willy, the shopping bag boys blasted through a glorious hour of comedy hip-hop rave, halting only to shake sweat from their dripping masks. Backed by a vociferous crowd, the YouTube sensations from Limerick toe the line between crudity and cheek skilfully whilst taking a satirical look at the life of a certain type of young man. With solid beats and a sweet turn of rhythm, this would be a fine gig in itself; add the rapping and hilarious comedy and you have yourself a spectacle.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 8-26 Aug (not 13, 17, 20-24), 10.30pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Joseph Trotter]