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Whose coming down?
Absolutely can't wait.
been waiting for this since April when she cancelled. She was pretty amazinf when she played last year
I'm really looking forward to it - been such a long wait since the cancellation. Will be my third time of seeing her, and am eagerly anticipating the addition of the ensemble.
Any idea on who the support will be?
isn't any supports actually.
Apparently they want to soundcheck from 2:00, setting up loads of lighting etc.
Guess she's on from 8:30 till 10 or something
That was beyond intense. On the one hand, jaw-droppingly spellbinding. On the other, pretty disturbing. At the end of the song she dedicated to her father she was so tearful I was amazed she went on. And then when she broke down during 'Spiracle' it was really quite painful. God knows how she came back from that. Unforgettable, though.
when she came back for the encore, she seemed quite overwhelmed by it all - I wasn't sure if she was going to be able to sing then.
and yet, she can seem so confident at other times, especially during Marche Funèbre, standing and singing at the front of the stage.
Certainly shades of Soko in terms of fighting demons.
In fact possibly the most intense gig I've ever been to, and yeah certainly battling some demons there. Some truly astounding moments though, the ensemble really fleshed out the songs and Marche Funébre was indeed amazing.
Equal parts magical / bizarre / immense and painful.
Marche Funebre was epic, some of the songs just beautiful though sometimes it was painful to watch. I think a couple of rehearsal shows should have been penned in beforehand.
Unless of course it was real-life factors effecting her, it looked like she was overwhelmed to me though.
I didn't find it partic painful in that way at all. She's very young with some very personal songs not very easy to play live sometimes. But understand.
I pretty much want to marry her to be honest!
What was the last song before the encore? Thats not on her album and was certainly the highlight.
It's a remix of Marche Funebre - I think a version of it is on one of her EPs.
Painful is very apt to me, when she (to me) forgot the words to Spiracle and tried again, then had to go to the backing vocalist to compose herself / get a reminder (whichever) I can't think of another word than painful.
Then the encore, her manager (?) had to go and get her and she was clearly overwhelmed.
I'm not saying it wasn't great either, but there were times you felt for her. I've not seen her before, but I don't think that's part of the show.
Didn't have enough money for the 10" after bought the 12" shame.
I see what you guys are saying just didn't react to it the same way.
but certainly very, very intense and unsettling.
I think she was overwhelmed, but I also think she's an incredibly vulnerable person who puts everything into her performance, and sometimes it gets too much for her.
As I said before, she was certainly shaken after the song she dedicated to her father. But then, towards the end, she stopped a Spiracle midway through (probably, lyrically, her most naked song) and nobody knew how to react. Then she went to the backing singer woman, had to be physically calmed down, and came back and belted it out, with a scream in the middle that near as damn took the Union Chapel's roof off.
By the end she was looking pretty lost and demonic. For the encore she seemed to have been encouraged to come back, and did the most chilling version of Born To Lose (the Shirley Bassey song, not the Heartbreakers one).
Still feel really emotional just writing about it, actually.
Unbelievably intense. Amazing yet unnerving at the same time. Found myself getting a little over whelmed at times. Marche Funebre was phenomenal.
Cry Wolf (I absolutely love this song so so much):
and the amazingly haunting/scary Marche Funébre:
Have there been any better songs that contain the Hail Mary? I think not.
it was pretty screwed up, and very intense. Watching an outpouring of emotions that you shouldn't really be witness to (note: I was very close to the front so got the facial expressions and generally mad shit close-up).
Subsequently discovered this interview, and have come to the conclusion that she's an extremely talented and emotional drama queen who'd have an excellent career as an actress if she decides to give the music up.
Conclusions aside though - jesus christ, I don't think I'll ever experience anything like that again. I'd strongly urge anyone who has the opportunity to see her to do so. But don't expect it to be a pleasant, joyful experience. Expect to be in awe of her immense talent and to come away wondering what on earth could possibly cause someone to make music so raw and painful.
Left feeling that something liked that had happened to her as a child but in the back of my mind I thought it could all be one big 'act'.
I have to say, if the whole thing is 'staged' I actually don't think it would detract from the artistic merit of the show. The last time I witnessed something that intense was coming out of the cinema after 3 hours of Lynchs Inland Empire and I think he's a genius. Can't criticise the girl for stirring the same emotions within me whether autobiographical or not.
that it's a really contrived act?
I'm not so sure.
but i do think it's plausible
So pissed off everytime she is playing in the UK I seem to be out of the UK. Soon though I shall see her live, sounds amazing.
Whether it could have been anticipated is another argument.