Live: Omega Bad / Chicanes / Magnolia

Omega Bad at The Waterfront (Picture: Jason MacDonald, Scream Photographic – Instagram: @thescreamphotographic)
Omega Bad at The Waterfront (Picture: Jason MacDonald, Scream Photographic – Instagram: @thescreamphotographic)

The Waterfront, Norwich May 20, 2023

It was a local affair when a trio of Norwich bands came together for this hometown show.

Photographer JASON MacDONALD was there as alt-rockers Magnolia got things under way, bringing an acid-jazz feel to their music.

A tech issue cut short their instrumental set, but what what they did get to play was entertaining.

There were no such problems for garage rockers Chicanes during their 10 songs.

They played tracks including I Can See It and Greedy, as well as the fun Dolly P, which pays tribute to Miss Parton.

The reception they got suggests it won’t be long before they outgrow a venue such as The Waterfront Studio.

Omega Bad – formerly known as Decay The Ocean – arrived with their usual powerful gusto and some impressive strobe effects.

Control set the tone at the start of their 12-song set, which was full of their metal riffs, screaming vocals and tight production.

Bad Guy and Disease were two more highlights of this performance and it surely can’t be long before they, too, start to grace bigger stages than this.

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