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Just wandered how it was. I'll be seeing them in London.
Their Koko show 2 years ago was amazing
Will report back.
also. koko 2 years ago was ACE
To be honest I didnt think I'd ever get to see them live
they were Brilliant!
im quite tempted. would like to see them again
...and tomorrow @ ULU
My otherhalf is on the verge of exploding with excitement as she's a huge fan and was really annoyed when the Astoria gig got cancelled.
@ the ruby lounge, was only bout 100 people there it was a fanclub only show apparently? my mate gave me his tickets :) was good, couldnt see much of the band though as the ruby lounge stage is at the same level as the crowd. sounded really good though and from what i could see was good too :) they did balls up one of their singles though which suprised me haha their probly a bit rusty
or is that well behind them?
I get the feeling they'll be able to keep doing big London gigs but I'm not so sure about the rest of the UK. They could have been huge but just disappeared for no reason
and really good. About 50/50 old and new.
My hearing is not good now. Oh dear. I'd forgotten how good they were though. And how in love they are with reverb.
Bizarrely enough, there was a cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy". I mean, loads of bands have done it but it didn't seem like the sort of thing they'd do.
Anyway, loads of new stuff so new album please. It seems like it'll sound just like the first one, but given there IS only one other, that'll do me nicely.
the sound engineer at the fleece. oh god. oh dear god.
the in-house noise boy is renowned for being shit - a quotation from the past from him: "i don't need to use parametric EQ, just slap a graphic over the whole of front of house"
there was nasty siren-esque feedback throughout the course of the gig.
the support act were utter tosh as far i was concerned. english public schoolboys singing with an american accent - go figure... (in fairness, they were all off their twats and gurning in front of their parents who had come to watch them; said parents then bitched at the crowd from the back of the room where i was stood because the crowd didn't clap much or show any support for their brave boys, and ironically fucked off home before the main act played. one of their fathers gave them a tenner. presumably for some pills.)
new my vit. stuff was quite good - i brought along a friend who is into ska, ska and more ska. he enjoyed the gig immensely and complimented the band after the gig finished only to be completely ignored by them.
they started with 'losing touch' which i thought was a little premature in terms of the set list - would have preferred it within the crescendo of 'kohlstream' 'alpha waves' & 'always your way' (if my memory serves me correctly!) that closed the evening.
overall, shit sound, average gig. full of twats with their 'genre du jour' influenced attitude/dress sense/gig ethic from the local red-brick uni, who insisted on squeezing past and annoying my pregnant other half, even though she was sat quietly in the corner. ungrateful main band. terrible support. not sure if their 'comeback' is worth doing to be honest.
just a few drunken staggering thoughts...
didn't get the whole gnarls barkley thing. sounded shite.