Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rock 'N' Roll Bites Back; the Biters, Think Tank, Newcastle

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rock 'N' Roll Bites Back; the Biters, Think Tank, Newcastle

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Byline: to By Mick Burgess GIG REVIEW

THEY say that if you play Mozart or Beethoven during a pregnancy then this can have a great cultural effect on a child as they develop at an early age.

Having parents blasting out a cocktail of KISS, Sweet, Cheap Trick and Thin Lizzy in their formative years may well have been responsible for the birth of The Biters.

Energetic songs with big riffs and even bigger choruses recalled the glory days of the '70s and with a slab of pure pop rock genius in the form of 1975, they had their very own homage to that glorious decade.

Burgess Lead singer Tuk was no shrinking violet. Decked in leather with a haircut to put Noel Fielding to shame, he looked every inch the preening rock star with the patter of Dave Lee Roth while guitarist Matt Gabs spat out some wicked riffs and solos straight from the Ace Frehley songbook.

There's something quite thrilling about seeing a band at the start of what will undoubtedly be a meteoric rise. …

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