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Not seen them for a few years so am pretty hyped.
Lower Dens: 8.15-9pm
Anyone else in attendance?
Heard them on 6music live last night worth checking out on iplayer if its on there
ch ch check it
not just for Deerhunter, Lower Dens put out a great album last year. Jana Hunter is a fucking great songwriter.
I've not heard them but intended to check them out tonight.
For cheap beers the Walkabout next door is the pre drink venue of choice. Its not as garish as most walkabouts either, as long as you don't stay too late and/or the Aussies aren't playing any sort of sport.
pm me plz
...departing my own work leaving do early in order to make it :)
I've booked tomorrow off in anticipation of a boozy night.
...I'm unemployed :D
Oh, I mean :(
Not ideal. Days off are only fun if you know you are going back after.
You're in for a treat, they were really great. In the middle of the set my friend was taking a video with his phone, and the bassist came over to where we were, took the phone, then proceeded to record each up the band members up close individually, getting them to make funny faces and stuff. He then returned the phone to my friend, all this whilst still playing the bass.
but the crowd were infuriatingly lifeless. I'm getting angry just thinking about it. There was no atmosphere there whatsoever, and the band were clearly a bit weirded out by it. Glad I got to see them in smaller venues over the past few years.
And that Lower Dens album really is a treat. Perfect night music!
The crowd was so bad, i didnt know what waas up with everyone! Boss gig though
Rubbish sound. Lights too bright. Poor sight lines.
Plus the first support band (before lower dens) my have been the worst band in the world.
Lower Dens and the new Deerhunter are toss. soz
That place shouldn't even be a venue its awful. I knew a gig was coming up there for them a while ago but couldn't remember when it was. I'd put it out of my mind cos I wasn't into going there again any time soon. Plus I'd already seen them tour this album last year sometime at the Cockpit in Leeds, which is still a bit atomosphere free as a venue but no where near as bad as the Irish Centre. I do miss them playing the brudenel they where always a load of fun there and the place isn't even that small. Credit it to Deerhunter though they sound good pretty much everywhere they play and I'll prob see them next time around when they have another album where ever they end up playing.
And yeah I was at the Cockpit gig as well. Not sure if that counted as them touring the album, but it was much closer to the standard Deerhunter live experience. Perfect setlist too.
The last two times I've seen Deerhunter live in Leeds (Irish Centre and Cockpit), Bradford has vocally attested to the fact that he would much rather be in the Brudenell. I concur. (Although, I think it's poor form to be saying that in front of the promoters/venue owners/loads of other people who have worked hard to have them there - but that's by the by)
as Nath put on the Irish Centre and Cockpit shows, as well as the previous Brudenell shows, and he runs Brudenell, so i'm sure he knew which was the better venue.
Deerhunter are way too big for Brudenell, they sold it out 2 or 3 years ago, and the new album has blown them up considerably. the only way they could realistically play there and keep everyone happy is if they did 2 or 3 dates there, which bands of their size can't really do on a tour. the real problem is that the Brudenell is one of maybe 3 or 4 incredible venues in the UK, and nothing else matches up when it comes to atmosphere/sound/being comfortable and well treated. once you go Brude, you can't go back. Deerhunter are only going to get bigger, and bigger venues than the Irish Centre are the Met, Refectory and 02 Academy etc which only get worse
but they covered The Light Pours Out of Me.
How good was that last night? My head is still spinning.
in the history of the world. Ever.
Well, nearly... I think only Radiohead compare for taking you out of your body and transporting you to a far away place. Amazing stuff.
were good too
He said he was intimidated playing a venue that housed the Old Grey Whistle Test - and then delivered a set that was utterly worth of the stage.
Their version of Magazine's Light Pours Out Of Me was better than any recorded version I have heard, and incorporating Patti Smith's Horses into the long tail of Nothing Ever Happened was sublime. I'll even let them off a lukewarm version of Desire Lines (if dude's going to sing, he needs to sing up).
Oran Mor is a great wee venue. Manchester was also great; I got to watch from beside the stage for that one :-)
Just Lille & Brussels to go now. I <3 Deerhunter.
How good were Octet and NEH in Glasgow? <3 I got RCE dedicated to me during the Oran Mor show too. :-)
I was disappoinyed they didn't play Revival, think that's the best track on the new album, still a great show though.