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Brilliantly skewed pop songs and a great live band to boot.
Surely they should be much bigger than they are?
even though i had to leave halfway through it was really great power trio stuff and loud as f***! I was a bit worried when they'd swapped the murky undertones of their earlier stuff for a more poppy approach with a female co-singer but seeing them live reassured me they haven't turned into, er, tia carrera or something...
you may have missed a stormingly noisy rendition of Conjugate the Verbs then!
The sound did seem a little louder than Saturday. They played great sets both nights though and the new album material really sounds heaps better in a live setting I think.
I was suprised at how much of it I recognised as the new album hasn't grown on me that much yet.. must listen to it more.
The sound at the windmill was pretty good, took a couple of songs but it was nice and loud and I could hear everything. The bassist has very nice hair.
Though last night I was completely worn down by the support acts, a sub-ladytron effort, the worst nu-rave comedy sketch ever, oh the american girl who looped her guitar and basslines and drums was really good but the first two acts had me despairing for my own life...
Enon are playing the luminaire in february, so hopefully it will be more fun and less endurance test :D
I didn't think too much of Ill Ease either, but she was definitely the best of a terrible bunch (although I didn't actually see the first band, so I'm basically saying she was better than Lord Barringtone, whoever the fuck they are).
Enon, for the most part, were great. I went only knowing one song, but I found it really easy to get into. Guitar-man was an awesome frontman. Not sure how well bass-girl's vocals worked in a live setting though. I'm going to say: not very well.
But it probably wasn't klaire.
are Barry from Clor's new band.
That's kind of sad then :(
but there were moments where I was cringing both nights. Especially the audience participation bit which didn't really seem to work. She's supporting in February too I think.
I'm surprised how much I'm liking the new album now after giving it repeated listens last week. Largely I think I have the same problem as with Hocus Pocus in that it's a great collection of songs but the running order is kind of lopsided.
I took of them and Love Of Diagrams in San Francisco at beginning of month. Lighting was brutal though so no stunning hair portraits I'm afraid :'(