The big question of the second NME Premier Show, held last night at London’s Astoria, did not concern the performance of headliners Feeder, but centred around third on the bill Terris.
Having started the year 2000 with pronouncements like “the music scene is a rancid corpse” and “it’s time to turn over the old order”, this was a chance for most people to decide for themselves about the latest Best New Band In Britain.
The charismatic performance and mental Ian Curtis-style dancing of lead singer Gavin Goodwin soon spurred the crowd – who had hitherto hadn’t heard them only [I]about them – into a frenzy of moshing and spiralling crowd-surfing limbs.
Perhaps disappointingly for someone with such a big gob, Goodwin remained remarkably taciturn on stage, but the band’s sheer self-belief out-weighed the early misgivings paving the way for A and Feeder
Check out the Terris mini-site on nme.com by clicking here
The entire show will be webcast in full tonight at 7pm