The Thekla Archives: 2013

Saint Raymond, Thekla Top Deck presents Saint Raymond: 14+ EVENT

  • Sunday 29th September 2013

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It's simple; focused mainly on Callum Burrows' vocals and guitar playing, the outcome is extremely effective. The moment 'Bonfires' hits it's hook for the first time, you'll be humming it for quite some time. It isn't just a nice, catchy chorus either - these songs drip with raw passion and emotional intensity. What is interesting also, is Burrows' ability to toss some deep, introverted lyrics on top of a perky, hum-a-long guitar riff (see 'She Said No'). The music can be just as sentimental as the theme however, as 'This Town' exemplifies with the beauty of the strums beneath it's thought-provoking lyric - 'you will never know what it feels like to be alive'. These are words that get you thinking whilst you sing along. Callum brings together the abstract and the tangible beautifully - plenty to get your mind working, but more than enough to keep it occupied with relatability as well. Another juxtaposition that he implements perfectly is the ability to pen a song that feels like it could be a massive success, whilst still feeling like it's a tune written by a young guy in his bedroom - there is something homely about the music that doesn't sound pretentious or like it's trying to be something it isn't.


The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Age 14+

Tickets £6.00 advance
Bristol Ticket Shop
& other good ticketing outlets