Witness   : Under A Sun

Witness : Under A Sun

For much-touted Next Big Things, Witness' 1999 debut album 'Before The Calm' was a bleak work lacking in tunes. Relocating to Bristol, and bringing in ex-Strangelove multi-instrumentalist Julian Pransky-Poole has, however, transformed them....

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Witness  : You Are All My Own Invention

Witness : You Are All My Own Invention

You can't fault their sincerity - this is chest-puffing Big Music (well, kind of medium-sized). Unfortunately, everything else is easy to criticise - the way the chorus just doesn't soar the way it should, the wonky lyrics (what is that title...

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Witness  : Audition

Witness : Audition

A curious record, suggesting the soul of Witness is under siege. "A stitch in time, don't leave it to me, no/'Cos I've got rags where my riches should be" . For two minutes, 'Audition' tags such workaday sophistry to just the sort of clotted...

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Dublin Olympia

Dublin Olympia

Perhaps unsurprisingly for a band who resemble the post-boozer queue in a kebab shop, all has not worked out quite as it should for Witness. With their debut album pending, the most heavily-tipped band of the year after Gay Dad hardly find...

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Wolverhampton Varsity

Wolverhampton Varsity

Things don't always go smoothly. Witness shuffle listlessly around the stage. Technical problems, evidently. "We're ready now," announces singer Gerard Starkie . Machinery coughs behind him, his bandmates let out a sigh of despair....

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Gloucester Guildhall

Gloucester Guildhall

If you thought Robbie Williams had infected every part of 1998, then prepare to be relieved. In a year in which British music has lowered its standards to such an extent that the Clown Prince Of Barrymore is now seen by many as a saviour, thank...

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