Release Date : 26/03/2012 (Glassnote)
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I saw Oberhofer play live at Rough Trade East last week. It was a small showcase set of about half an hour and they impressed the hell out of me. Oberhofer is essentially NYU ‘Music Theory and Composition’ graduate Brad Oberhofer (his actual name) and, off the back of a couple of Eps, they’ve already caused a bit of a fuss. This, their first UK (free) live show heralds the beginning of a short UK tour.
Oberhofer’s live act is fast and furious and the songs are incredibly infectious. Brad Oberhofer is a born frontman and his onstage antics are as energetic as the band’s music. There was leaping off drum kits, playing from the rafters and enough twitchy guitar-rock-spasm to put even the most seasoned punk band to shame. Their musicianship was phenomenal. I watched a small group of spectators become a fairly sizeable crowd as the set went on, culminating into a full scale gig by the end of it.