Friday 11 June 2010

Moss On Their Way To The Top

In 2009 Moss released their second album 'Never Be Scared/Don't Be A Hero' which immediately took off and rocketed them into the Dutch alternative stratosphere. The next big milestone is to play the main stage of Paradiso. Anyone that can manage that in a good way is ready to take the big plunge.

Moss at Paradiso Amsterdam, June 5 2009 (Ronald Says 8 out of 10)
When the band takes the stage most of the crowd are quieting down. As if everyone is eager, almost nervous to find out if they can manage playing this stage. But from the first note on Moss take away any doubt. Their quality songs combined with the nice visuals projected on the back wall are enough to convince any sceptic. But by playing them as focused as possible and with the individual skills of the musicians they take their performance to a higher level.

They have taken advantage of the variety in songs on their latest album to come up with a balanced set. Up tempo songs and slower ones alternate and offer something to enjoy for everyone. When they are joined by 8 more drummers the crowd gets really excited. The middle part of the set with a long version of 'Silent Hill' is absolutely beautiful. The song starts slow and then gradually builds up to its climax. By that time they must have won over every music lover. After closing the set with their hit single 'I Like The Chemistry' it's time for the big ending of the show as they play their encore. They have chosen The Knife's 'Silent Shout' and together with the 8 drummers are giving the crowd a reason to cheer once more. Then it's time for them to celebrate an outstanding performance themselves by climbing a few amps and diving into the crowd while the drummers keep on playing.

It's clear that Moss can handle any club in The Netherlands. This summer they can proove that on the many festivals they will be playing. The future looks bright for this talented band.

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