Doomsday Outlaw – Corporation, Sheffield, Friday 12th May 2018
Set List: Over And Over/Spirit That Made Me/Tale Of A Broken Man/Fallback/Come My Way/Bring It On Home/Hard Times/All That I Have/Bring Your Pain.
Previously I caught the last song or two of Doomsday Outlaws set up in the local authority since they were first on as openers for the Electric Boys. Tonight though was their night – the headline act – here to celebrate the launch of their second album, 'Hard Times' on Frontiers Records, I may add – hot off the heels after 'Suffer No More' in 2016.
The Derby based boys consist of Phil Poole (Vocals); Stephen Broughton & Gavin Mills (Guitar); Indy Chanda (Bass) & John 'Ironfoot' Willis (Drums) have put some serious work in since their formation and it's obviously paid off for them.
There are a nice amount of folk here in the small room of the venue who are eager to hear many of the new songs from the album from which we get plenty of from the stage in here plus a raffle where you could win a copy of the album, a t-shirt or even a copy of the vinyl edition too.
It started off with the stompingly riffed 'Over & Over' with highlights of the set being the ballsy and chord cranking 'Come My Way'; the night slide-guitarring title track 'Hard Times' or the thumping rocking closer of the set that is 'Bring Your Pain' with its T-Rex '20th Century Boy' likeness to it. A marvellous deliverence throughout with the fans loving it.
The band members were chatting away with the crowd before and after their stage affair and hopefully sold a fair few cds, vinyls and shirts as a result. Be sure to check 'em out! Sheffield likes 'em a lot.
Support came from Blues Rockers 'Deaf Crows'; Stoner Boys 'Regulus' and Heavy Metallers 'Coyote Mad Seeds'.
By Glenn Milligan