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Anyone have a spare ticket for sale? Friends decided they want to go.
Also - shoud be pretty good eh?
one of the most dissapointing gigs in a long time, they just looked like they couldn't be arsed. Still love their records though. Let us know how it was if you get a ticket.
I'm reviewing it so not too arsed if they're pants from a financial sense but will be pretty gutted on a personal level, Derdang Derdang is a corker and the new un is brilliant in places. It could be blistering live...
Should be blistering, far from it. At the Scala a few years back and the sound was awful, lot's of tech problems, left way before the end. Then at the ULU earlier this year (I think) after Coconut came out. Far too quiet, not enough power or passion. Love Derdang Derdang but can't be arsed wasting money on them live again.
They were dressed up like Mexicans and pretty darn fun. Plus the Scala is a good venue in my book.
the songs are vastly different from on record. They weren't blistering, far from it. The psychedelic aspects of the new album really came to the fore and were sort of integrated into the older material. Also, the opening riff to Magnetic Warrior (which on record is a BEAST) was surprisingly quiet and thus lame.
Worth watching but if I'd paid 15 pounds for it (like they charged otd) I'd be quite pissed off that they played an hour on the dot, with 3 albums worth of material behind them.
I expected - nay, demanded - to be deaf the next day. But I could hear someone getting a text a few feet away.
However I'd just put this down to Field Day's tent set up.
They need to employ a further 3 members for the live shows maybe?
in the sense that I've seen A Place To Bury Strangers, as a 3 piece, make more noise than I thought humanly possible. Obviously their music differs (and as someone who can barely play the triangle, I won't even attempt to pretend I know the varying complexities of the music both bands play) but I can't see why they should need extra members to make the gig suitably noisy. I mention it again but that opening riff to Magnetic Warrior should have torn shreds into the front row members of the audience.
But i had the exact same experience at ULU and Field Day. Really really quiet and they just looked like they were going through the motions. Rewind a couple of years to when i saw them at The Great Escape when they were touring Derdang Derdang and they were IMMENSE.
What a pity. Still love the records though.