CNR Records mailed me that the Dresden Dolls were coming to the Netherlands and that I couldn't miss this show. I had never heared of this band before so I was quite surprised. After looking around on the internet and listened to their CD on www.3voor12.nl I decided to go there with Shaydee, another Metalrage employee who is open for other styles of music. Because one thing is for sure, this sure isn't Metal.
The supporting band was Juliet's Ghost, again a band I had never heard of before. And I am quite ashamed of that. The music they play is calm relaxed music inspired by PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. The guitar player of the band (Bas Flier) has got great quality and we were quite surprised by the performance. One minor Shaydee could find was the quality of the vocals, that needed some work.
And after that The Dresden Dolls entered the stage of the Melkweg that was filled with a piano and a drum kit. Behind the drum kit there was also a Guitar that was used a couple of times during the show. And it sure was a show. The act that is presented can't be described with words but where The White Stripes can not reach me, these two artists can. The music they play is theatrical circus pop rock and actually it is great music to listen to. Even the cover of war pig sounded great. The thing that is still in my head was the sentence "You can get the boy out of the metal band, but how do you get the metal band out of the boy", this because drummer Brian is a great drummer, the way he interacts with the piano is just marvelous.
One way or another, this band is a must to see and if you get the chance go and see them, you won't be disappointed. We had a great night in the Melkweg and it is good to listen to non-metal sometimes.