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woop! just a german grammar exam to get through before it :/ me = v excited :D
who else is going?
but didn't seem like anyone was interested, my thread disappeared down the board faster than Michelle McManus falling off the Canary Wharf tower with an anvil tied around her neck.
I'll be there though.
I saw them at Koko last year, and enjoyed it a lot.
I'm listening to Boxer at least twice a day at the moment, my Last.fm list is becoming embarrassing...
Vicky Ing Gents Clb
I want to, but i'm seeing Band of Horses instead...
does anyone know what time they are on?
Annuals were fantastic live on Friday in Brighton - you can't beat a band with 2 drummers!
is it worth leaving the pub for?
I've had the album for a while and think they are very good. I guess the Flaming Lips comparisons will be bandied about but I thought an American Guillemots!
If I am thinking of the right band, they were pretty good if not stand-out amazing
lots of instrument swapping
the good vikram is too.
Annuals on at 8, National on at 9
I'm very excited. "Start a war" was great when they played it at Koko, even though I'd never heard it before, so tonight...
Think I might get there for Annuals, I'm sure i saw their video on 120 minutes and liked it.
oh my god.
tonight was stunning.
absolutely stunning. Two Encores.
very good gig, though boxer doesn't reach the heights of alligator
they always seem so.....false. Mr November was 'mazing, they should've stopped there.
What was the last song they played? I've only heard Mistaken For Strangers and Fake Empire from Boxer so I didn't know a lot of the songs.
probably up there with the Koko gig a year ago. The new stuff sounded pretty fantastic for the most part, and About Today/Mr November/Daughters were all incredible. I was kind of hoping for Available but you can't have everything. I'm also curious as to what the last song was...
highlights for me where def daughters and mr november. ooh and murder me rachael
i thought the new songs stood up pretty well, esp the one they played in the first encor (i don't know the name, don't have boxer yet). A couple didn't seem quite as phenomenal but then i guess that's more of a familiarity thing...
I believe was Gospel off of Boxer.
I've gotta say I've had a promo of the new stuff for 2 months now and know it really, really inside-out well. But only Fake empire and Start a war from Boxer had any life to them last night. "Mistaken..." got bogged down under the guitars, "squalor victoria" never quite caught light and they also chose, in my opinion, the only 2 or 3 weaker songs on the record as mid-set numbers, overlooking other gems.
Each to their own I guess, but that set could have been so much better.
The old stuff though... wow. It really didn't vary much from their choice of highlights last time round, but "about today", "murder me rachael", "daughters" and "mr november" were huge
a solid 7 / 10 - could do better for me...
and good atmosphere for a London gig as well...especially for Mr Novembre
i really though Boxer came to life last night... with the exception of "Mistaken For Strangers" which doesnt seem to work live... i think the lack of Piano volume was the biggest problem... "Apartment Story", "Slow Show" and "Squalor Victoria" were superb... the ending of the latter is absolutely breathtaking....
if the sound was better it would have been a much better experience... but "Fake Empire" worked suprisingly well on Guitar/without the piano... and theres no way they would have managed "Gospel" if they didnt get everyone to shhhhh... its a shame after Fopp on monday where the sound was lovely that you couldnt hear that beautiful grand piano....
the lag in the middle.. it seemed like after Murder Me Rachael Matt's voice was a bit soar for a few songs.. however its clear that during "Ada" the audience's reaction bought the band back to life.
and oh my god. the audience's reaction was phenomenal!!!
That was brilliant. A bit of a lull in the middle but they finished on fine form.
After the impeccable sound quality at Fopp on Monday it was a shame that the piano - and also the viola - got so lost in the Astoria.
Otherwise it was an ace show, really intense, and a great crowd. Must go out and buy Boxer...
wish i could've gone last night. sounds good. still i had fopp on monday, AND they're back:
Shepherd's Bush Empire on 7 November!
sons and daughters and mr november were probably my highlights.
But what was that song they played as the first encore? think it was just before abel. i assume its on boxer and ended in awesome drowning feedback. im a sucker for that kinda thing, you see.
I think that was their best moment. all that feedback at the end was sublime.