Late Thursday night, CUC was the next band to take over at Bonzai scene. The band whose members included the former Rock Hard Power Spray member Frederik Valentin, has received many words of praise despite their short lives and created a viral hit with their online release of the video for the first single “I Can Hardly Wait”. Soundvenue also chose to acknowledge the release by appointing as one among the year’s top 10 in 2010.
With all this in their backpack, it is clear that there is a lot of pressure resting on their shoulders. On stage they turned up for the smoke and lights in various colors were thrown out in the faces of the audience. With two lead singers, it is certainly not one of the more traditional stage performances, but oh jesus it works!
With megaphone into the microphone they created an almost Gorillaz-like sound with the vocals, which was a hit among an otherwise mixed audience – age-wise. To my left was a listener on at least 70 years or above, but the music seemed to go straight to his heart – definitely a sight that can create a smile on your face!
On stage the conferencier otherwise introduced “a round of Drug rock, introduced in the best Beth Hart style”, but what certainly is for sure is that Beth Hart died seconds later when the boys from Complicated Universal Cum hit the strings and fired up a party for an enthusiastic audience. She died after all not in vain, cause we ended up going from the concert with both a smile and rock still shaking in our legs.
All in all a concert at 4.5 of 5 stars from Sound of Aarhus to Complicated Universal Cum.