|The Phenomenal Handclap Band - live in Chelmsford 1/3/12|
First up was local(ish) band Dead Cannons, from Colchester. They've got a bag full of melodies and hooks, some very Coldplay-esque guitar riffs, and were surprisingly good.
|Dead Cannons on stage|
The hour they played flew by, and by the end of the gig they were crowned as my new favourite live band. Not only were they all kinds of awesome as a band, but they were genuinely nice people too, happy to chat afterwards. If you get a chance to see them then do so, or you'll live to regret it.