Hidden in the upstairs of a small pub in Manchester’s Fallowfield, Fallow Café is seemingly the perfect place – despite the size perhaps – for a band like The Bulletproof Bomb. Clearly on their way to breaking Manchester (aided, but not made by, the fact that a good few of their friends have recently moved up North for uni) The Bulletproof Bomb – a five piece from in and around London – played to a crowd more than willing to sing along.
The Bulletproof Bomb are, realistically, the full package. Talent aside – though not to be forgotten – they know how to put on a show. Despite the size of the room resulting in instruments becoming unplugged, the band rarely ceased to move; and the audience eventually began to do the same. Regardless of whether The Bulletproof Bomb are a band you’ve heard before they evoke a desire to sing along; they’re grungy, but there’s a charm with the amount of fun they look like they’re having
Rather refreshingly, and acting as a definite ode to the songwriting talent, The Bulletproof Bomb are impossible to pin down: one minute it feels as though you could be watching The Libertines, the next you’re thrown completely off course with an Elvis Costello cover. Sure, there’s a way to go from the dingy upstairs rooms of Manchester pubs, but it’s these pubs where The Bulletproof Bomb can prove that they’re most definitely on their way to bigger things.