'Les Triaboliques are a quirky, much-travelled trio with impressive credentials. Their first ever show was in Siberia; their most recent appearances were in North Sudan and Norway; and now they are launching a UK tour in the upstairs room of an Islington pub. Justin Adams, famous for his work with Robert Plant and Juldeh Camara was playing (mostly) muted electric guitar; a wild-looking Lu Edmonds, also in the current lineup of Johnny Rotten's PiL, was on cümbüs¸, the Turkish banjo; Ben Mandelson added mandolin and jew's harp. The result was a global string band style with influences from eastern Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East...'
Robin Denselow Review of show at the Lexington, London