Muse, Gorillaz and Libertines collaborators get the band back together
Cai Trefor
06:10 27th March 2017

Senseless Things returned to the live stage for the first second time in 22 years with a show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Saturday. The first was a small warm up gig in Hull last week.

Having initially formed in 1986, the London based four-piece became prominent figures in the DIY punk and independent scenes of the time. Having attained a reputation as the most exciting live bands around. Unfortunately the band disbanded in 1995, but members went on to do exciting things; singer Mark Keds is well known for writing Can't Stand Me Now with The Libertines and formed Deadcuts, their bassist is a touring member in Muse, and drummer Cass Browne has been an important member of Gorillaz.

But starry collaborations aside, Senseless Things meant more to this crowd than any of that. Bouncers were dealt with a constant stream of crowd surfers fans who were frolicking in the Husker Du-esque sound. The crowd - including The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie - watched on in approval as a collective sense they still have it brewed in the air. Let's hope this is the first of many more shows, it just makes so much sense.