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Anyone coming down to dingwalls tonight?
Bizarrely we still have a few tickets left!
totally forgot this was tonight :(
I'm well excited, they're so good live.
Could be tempted.
hopefully not till around 10....
Need to find my ticket.......
for those who missed it too/want to see em again they're supporting Animal Collective in august:
Though there were some fairly serious keyboard issues that resulted in them having to borrow Alexis Hot Chip's one, and a ten minute gap in the set. The last 20 minutes or so was just a massive percussive tribal drum jam, Alexis Chip joined them on stage to play a fourth kit, and it was awesome.
They all seemed fairly, ahem, 'merry', as well.
Lots of head-rolling and love for the crowd, certainly more than when I've seen them before. It made the performance a little more amusing/charming though, they really did seem to be having a great time.
i love bands having fun, less negative face PLZ! especially when they're cute and completely off their faces. i have a total crush on the singer girl. she was wearing a Missy Elliot t-shirt the time I saw them <3<3<3 and she has a little gap between her front teeth.
She was wearing a huge ripped Ghostface Killah tee last night and surrounded by dry ice. Damn cool.
Their keyboard broke a few songs in and they had to borrow one so presumably they lost all their pre sets and couldn't play any older tracks.
It didn't really matter though because the new stuff sounded incredible. I love how they manage to incorporate generic signifyers from across the dance music spectrum without it sounding like a pastiche. There was even one bit which sounded just like a Roska track!
Particularly dubstep & grime, so it doesn't surprise me that they're listening to funky as well. I enjoyed Joe Hot Chip's interim DJ set a lot as well - some Roska, Flow Dan and lots of two-step.
I really like the tropical sounding new song they played halfway through, they've been playing it for about a year and it's AMAZING. Steel pans and spacey synths, yum.
I know they love grime (when they played the vincent gallow atp their picture in the booklet was just of their itunes with loads of grime tracks lol) so it not surprising their up on funky. The track with the steel drum sounds was my favourite too!
Did anyone else see About? I thought they were an ace. But then i'm a sucker for anything with multiple time signatures, noodly keyboards & krauty drums. Charles Hayward's face was fantastic as always and they played a cover of 'You're No Good' that amazing Terry Riley remix from the 60s. Linkage:
Charles Hayward has some serious drumming chops.
Hot weather makes me lazy
but was knackered post-Primavera, plus Dingwalls in hot weather does not appeal in the slightest.
Absolutely outstanding in places. Would love to see them at a festival with more space and less ridiculous heat. Hopefully a May ATP. Annoying about the technical issues though.
Who was that dancing man? He was on stage for most of the set looking all confused and then went off the back of the stage just after the rest of the band. He didn't come back out. I presume someone had a word with him. He was my favourite.
But I actually think he might have just been a fan, doing his little arm waving at the side of the stage.
On reflection, that was probably one of the best things I've seen all year. The tune with the steel pans wasn't improv though, I've heard that a few times before.
They've just been added to Green Man. GET. IN.
not House Jam and Vacuum, presumably.
It was great. Vacuum was amazing, I thought.
I know they improvise alot and its generally where most of their songs originate from but so much of the stuff they playing sounded so fully formed and well realised I just assumed they must be proper new songs.
cant fucking wait!!