April 28, 2011


While we're on the subject. Here's a review I wrote after Pierced Arrows' last Stockholm visit. On September 11 2009 to be exact. Complete with a couple of crappy mobile phone pictures. Can't wait to see them again in May.

Pierced Arrows – Debaser Slussen, Stockholm, Sweden September 11 2009

Opening act Masshysteri is a tight jeaned Swedish punk band, and they can count to 1-2-3-4 as well. Cool stuff if you’re up for it. But now on to why we’re here, Dead… I mean, Pierced Arrows. Not much have changed since the days of Dead Moon. Married couple Fred and Toody Cole is still here, with drummer Kelly Halliburton (Severed Head of State, Defiance) in between, forming a splendid garage punk sandwich.

I met Fred and Toody when they came out from toilet, and minutes later they rocked my ass off. The very same ass that lead me into the toilet in the first place.  Debaser Slussen is really the place where fanboy fantasies come true. Not that I dream of meeting rock stars in the toilet all day long. Although I can think of a couple…  Anyway, I digress.  I guess a lot of people came to see and hear Dead Moon, wishing for a greatest hits set or something. But that’s not why we or Pierced Arrows are here. Debut album “Straight to the Heart”, released on the bands Tombstone label can really stand on its own.  To be honest though, of course I shine up a little when they play “It’s Ok” towards the end.

Pierced Arrows deliver an excellent set, garage punk at its purest. The chemistry on stage is almost overwhelming. When I see Fred’s smile every time he looks over at his wife, I suddenly understand where all those great songs come from. And there’s more to come, the band are working on a new album with working title "Descending Shadows". Hopefully they’ll be back soon.

April 27, 2011


American rock n' rollers Pierced Arrows, with former Dead Moon couple Fred and Toody Cole will head out for a European tour in May/June. Here are the dates:

May 06     Mylos     Thessaloniki              
May 07     t.b.a.     Larisa              
May 08     Tiki     Athens              
May 12     Hirscheneck     Basel              
May 13     Eden Club     Ulm              
May 14     Alte Hackerei     Karlsruhe              
May 17     Sonic Ballroom     Köln              
May 18     Muziekodrome     Hasselt              
May 19     Ponyhof     Frankfurt              
May 20     Rambler     Eindhoven              
May 21     Little Devil     Tilburg              
May 22     DB     Utrecht              
May 24     Crystal Club     Berlin              
May 25     Rosenkeller     Jena              
May 26     Hafenklang     Hamburg              
May 27     Private party     Kopenhagen              
May 28     Strand     Stockholm              
May 29     Sticky Fingers     Gothenburg              
May 31     John Dee     Oslo              
Jun 03     DOM     Helsinki              
Jun 04     Stengade     Kopenhagen              
Jun 05     Vera     Groningen