EIGHT ROUNDS RAPID — Albert Hall Performance

Southend-On-Sea UK band EIGHT ROUNDS RAPID smash out divine punk-songs like “String Theory” with its slicing beat and the heady shout that’s “My Mate”.

Eight Rounds Rapid – delinquent vocals & life-of-riley chops…

They have a new album, Object D’art … and last night the lads supported Wilko Johnson at the Royal Albert Hall. It doesn’t get any bigger than that!

Their songs have rhythmic & slightly delinquent vocals, courtesy of David Alexander (he also plays a keen wailing blues harp) and plenty of clever life-of-riley London chops played on guitar by Simon Johnson.

Rumbling rhythms from brilliant drummer Lee Watkins and rapid bass-plucking from Jules Cooper are as tight as the Victoria Road turnstiles after a bustling London derby.

All in all this band are a vital throwback to the best bits of London mod culture circa 1963–68: in other words, they encompass the innocence of the Small Faces, the authority of the Who and the blues artistry of the Yardbirds.

All this in a neat punk package… fabulous!

Check them out

Words & Main Image: @neilmach 2017 ©


Their next show is at
St Moritz Club
159 Wardour Street, W1F 8WJ
SEP 29th

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