The Global Battle Of The Bands World Finals will take place on 14 and 15 December 2009 at London Scala.
Hosted by superhot MTV Thailand presenter Michele Waagaard, the event is judged by Glenn Matlock of Sex Pistols fame. Each band gets a measly 10 minutes to play their two songs. No prog, please.
While Britain’s entry into the Global Battle Of The Bands World Finals is a distinctly wet-sounding indie band from Brighton, Floors And Walls, you’ll be pleased to hear that the rest of the world still knows how to rock.
After the success of Airbourne, Australia have sent another AC/DC cover band over, in the shape of Powerage; Canada sends over the next Nickelback with Fable; Belgium continue to name their desert rock-aping bands after random men with Wallace Vanborn; Pakistan go for the dramatic metal name with Phoenix.
It must be noted, however, that Malaysian entry Lab Rat is not the same as the Labrat that we know and loved. Not at all.
Our Thrash Hits Top Tip for the GBOB crown is Icelandic troupe, Agent Fresco. They’re a bit good. Sounding like Dillinger Escape Plan meets System Of A Down (on acid, obviously), they’re pretty good. The singer wears stupid trousers as well.
Tickets for the event are on sale now priced £10 per day, or £15 for both days and are available from from The Scala box office (020 7833 2022) and Ticketweb.