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I would really like a ticket for this, does anyone have a spare going?
surely this is the most coveted reformation in FOREVER? I absolutely love ATD-I but I have to say I'm not too bothered if I miss them.
I'm too indie for indie reformations.
and how good the recent refused reformation shows have been have probably lessened the spectacle.
but if you compare recent atdi live footage (e.g. benicassim) to recent mars volta footage (e.g. any summer festival) it's pretty clear that he couldn't care less about the reunion and, as he has openly admitted, is doing it for money. (i'm, going btw.)
earlier.. keep an eye on that if you have no luck elsewhere
Im travelling down for on it and cannot wait, I hope they deliver.
A lot of people are evidently assuming they've sold out without even checking.
I have to say, I'm amazed it hasn't sold out. I assumed it'd go instantly and they'd add another night at least.
I'm going. Was massively excited, but that has died down quite a bit now. Perhaps I'll get excited again next week. Otherwise, lowered expectations should result in being pleasantly surprised and really enjoying the night.
which is probably why they are going for more than face value. They must have chucked a few more tickets up. I definitely saw it on websites as sold out.
you're in for a very ordinary time. So disappointed.
Looked very average, very little energy seemed to be coming off them (with the exception of the drummer). Was originally disappointed but now very glad something else came up that meant i had to sell my tickets for this...
I was at the Reading set, all day I was gutted that I had to leave early to get the train home...Not once I'd seen him making tea on stage.
I hope the crowd they were just saving it for the gigs...
I'm just listening on Spotify, and really liking what I'm hearing. Nothing like AtDI though - they kind of sound like some of the more ambient Hydrahead bands.
surprising choice for ATDI's support though!
was looking forward to seeing live (also based on a brief spotify listen)
no idea why they are supporting ATDi though
then decided it would probably be best not to watch anything else til' after the gig.. sort of prepared to be let down a bit. Thing is even if i went blindfolded just hearing the songs live will be enough for me.
At the Lounge Bar, but I'm hoping they'll pull out all the stops for Brixton tomorrow night.
are you still interested?
One of the couples that was supposed to be coming with us tonight broke up at the weekend, so now I've got 2 spares going if anyone wants 'em? Pm me
one a pale imitation of the former couple, the other an ultra-pretentious experimental couple who will try your patience until you eventually give up on them.
In a decade or so they'll get back together.
but they'll just be a shell of their former selves.
Still, we never know, they might turn up and actually put on a good performance tonight (clutching at straws much?)
think this is the second most expensive ticket for an individual gig that I've ever paid for. The one that cost more was Prince at the 02!
Seem to remember Cure at Royal Albert Hall about 5 years ago being £45, which was a huge cost for me back then. But I went into that gig really excited and it turned out well. Hopefully this thread tomorrow will be us all saying how awesome this was and how insane we were for having doubts...
if anyone needs them? PM me.
I'm sure it will still be good though
Watched the clip of One Armed Scissor from Reading on youtube - it looked shiiiiiiit.
in the *pit* it was amazing
Also DiS's leading Beach Boys enthusiast SurfsUp.
A few friends haven't got tickets because they don't want to ruin seeing them first time around. Another friend sold his ticket after walking out of the Reading show.
I don't know if I'm meant to be feel this apprehensive about seeing one of my favourite bands.
...of going to this show, or going to watch QPR play Walsall in the league cup. i chose the latter. and i don't even support QPR. or Walsall. and like ATDI. what's wrong with me?
on saturday at Reading. They were great - massive sounding vocals, performance really held my attention. Ignore the negative comments - Brixton should be really good
I'd heard Walsall's vocals sound tiny.
[Stupid site posted the typo. Laughter, not confusion. Or nausea.]
but factoring everything in, in particular the cost/hassle of getting to Brixton on a Tuesday night, decided to stick with my memory of seeing them back in the day.
I'm sure they'll sound better in a venue like Brixton anyway, it's just going to feel better.
I'll be there tonight and I'm looking forward to it. Being 24, I never got to see them the first time around (I don't think I really cared about music too much as a 12 year old). While I don't really listen to post-hardcore that much any more, they were a very important band for me growing up and they probably acted as a bit of a gateway band to so many other acts.
it sounded AMAZING.
The video of Pattern Against User is a lot better than One Armed Scissor.
given that the majority of people at reading would have been between 6 and 10 when they were at their height.
A festival where The Cure headlined one of the days.
though i would argue that that is still more justified
come to the Duke of Edinburgh on Ferndale Road, looks average from the outside but has a huge (huge) and lovely beer garden. Supposed to be sunny all day so will be reet nice.
will check it out. The Duke is my Local. Local Fwiend
totally forgot about this!
pretty much the only gig i ever really wanted to go.
oh well theres bound to be something on at Weatherspoons tonight.
after that Reading video.
Just imagining never being able to listen to ATDi again without being a /bit/ disappointed.
Glad I got to see them years ago, they were fucking awful tonight.
do you want my CDs or not!
I really enjoyed it, though I went with very low expectations and have never seen them before. Cedric can't sing/shout for shit anymore though.
I thought his voice sounded better on the pre-Relationship tracks.
Again, low expectations may have helped, but I thought it was great. They took a little while to warm up, as did the sound quality, but some of the songs in the second half of the set were blinding.
Never seen a band brew their own tea on stage before, I have to say!
Tea monkey is a regular fixture. it's not quite as good as Sleep - Matt Pike has a sort of chemistry lab set up next to the stage run by a roadie; every now and again he trots off for a bong hit. Poor Matt, I hope he's out of rehab.
Never saw them first time round though. Glad I got to see them this time.
The played 'Rascuache'! 'Cosmonaut' was great! Cedric's banter was weird! 'Sleepwalk Capsules'! Omar staring at a boiling kettle!
what was that all about?
probably soothes his throat or helps in someway with his vocals I guess......
amazing songs that sound amazing live being played very well by the writers of said songs in front of thousands of people to whom the songs mean a lot - that's a fucking good night out
it's not mind blowing, and it could never be. it's a cash in reunion ffs. visually it was more interesting than most bands, if nowhere near the best of the live videos that have been cherrypicked to youtube fame. vocals were fine, at least as good as earlier footage i've seen, not as good as on record so whuhut.
im glad i saw them three times on the reformation. it was bloody lovely each time.
suprised there was no Invlaid Litter Dept.
Encore was my personal fave of the lot, (as obvious as it may sound what with one Armed Scissor being part it of it) but it was very impressive.
I really fucking enjoyed that. Omar didn't put much energy into the performance, but he was still very obviously happy to be there. Awesome set list and they sounded great :)
Thought the sound was terrible! We were utterly and completely bored by it all and left early. Oh well.
i'm guessing you are an utter bore who didn't get in the mix towards the front, it was hugely enjoyable
of course had low expectations, but what a set list. Lopsided gave me goosebumps, all the songs off In Casino Out were just so good to hear. Wasn't expecting so many old 'uns. The Encore was magnificent.
Also, were they two ambient mics centre stage about 20m back? Perhaps they were recording it.. That's what we thought anyway.
"No it's cool guys, I got it".
Am I mistaken, or when they came on, did Cedric shout "hello [somewhere inaudible that wasn't Brixton or London]", and when the bass player quietly corrected him he very, over-enthusiastically, shouted "hello Brixton-ton-ton-ton!"?
Also, Cedric's chat was awful. "You know when you get poked on facebook"?! It was the sound of an old man desperately trying to sound relevant. Maybe it's because they were just doing it for the money, but all the anger seems to have disappeared. When I saw them at the Electric Ballroom first time round (yeah, i'm one of those dickheads) someone chucked a pint glass on stage and Cedric did the whole stop the band thing and all that "turn up the house lights so I can see which motherfucker thre that glass. I'm gonna kick your fuckin' ass motherfucker..." and all that stuff. He also using to bang on a lot about NO SLAM DANCING, but there was none of that either.
A few too many 'jams' at the end of tracks, and the dude on the left could not have had a more fuck-off-i'm-just-here-for-the-money-can-I-get-my-cheque-now-please attitude. But all in I thought it was great, particularly the encore.
Also, not sure why everyone's saying the sound was rubbish, I thought it was pretty loud and powerful.
He said 'Good morning Miami' I think.
Also he did talk about 'dancing like fucking human beings' at one point, so I'm guessing he still isn't a fan of the more aggressive dancing (circle pits etc).
Anyway I thought it was awesome, probably at least partly because I had low expectations, and also it helps to get down the front and really get into it :D
Also wish I had listened to their earlier (i.e. non Relationship) stuff more as they sounded awesome.
'the dude on the left'
I was expecting Omar not to move a lot and actually it didn't really bother me that much. the rest of the band had pretty good energy i thought.
He came on and said hello Miami, but I'm fairly sure that was a joke, and on purpose.
Sound was a bit ropey at first but really improved a lot and was just great by the end
Can imagine his stage patter being a bit weak though
I thought last night’s show was amazing, the best I’d been at in ages – but then I hadn’t been looking forward to seeing a band in quite a while. I was slightly worried about what to expect after reading some of the comments in the days leading up to it about the sound, but I had no issues – I thought it was great.
My highlights was Quarantined, Enfilade and Chanbara.
A few things struck me – I was up in the unreserved seating, and there were quite a lot of empty seats, the place was by no means sold out! I was also bemused about how uninterested Omar appeared – the rest seemed really into it.
Plus – thanks to Vian for the tip on the Duke of Edinburgh – I’ll definitely be going back!
empty seats because people migrate down?
Vocals were pretty decent too, though maybe not as powerful as they once were...we were speculating as to whether he was brewing a Lemsip in that kettle.
In keeping with the Tex-Mex theme we chanced upon the most fantastic Mexican joint called El Panzon just diagonally opposite Dog Star and next to Brixton Village Market. Fuck me, the food was just fantastic and I'll be heading back there for another large spicy pulled pork burrito ASAP.
Used to do the food for Dogstar and then Hootananny. Used to be incredibly cheap too. Mmm, now I'm hungry.
Anyway, I totally lost my shit to this one. Just incredible. Perhaps influenced by 10 or so years of expectation and crowd as I was with but didn't think they put a foot wrong. Sound was spot on from where I was and it was pretty joyous seeing very person around me screaming nonsensical lyric after nonsensical lyric out of pure enjoyment, grinning ear to ear at how great it was to be listening to these songs live. Yeah, pretty perfect from my point of view.
.........and revel in one of the most influential bands of our time, smashing it!
Omar didn't move - so what? He is 12 years older.
Cedric's voice is different - so what? He has been in a different band for 12 years.
The sound was rubbish - no it wasn't.
We should all be thankful that both Refused and ATDI reformed, played their shows, and were believable. This amount of time passing could have led to an Orbital situation after all.
In unreserved seating, sound after the first couple of songs was very good (unusual for Brixton, where anything more than a single bass & guitar usually sounds completely sludgy), Cedric's vocals seemed pretty "on" for most of it, set list was excellent (apart from the surprising omission of Invalid Litter Dept, but you can't have everything!), they clearly picked the best bits of In/Casino/Out, like Chanbara, and all round a really good gig. A fair amount of empty seats, despite it apparently being sold out, but all round excellent. Ok, Omar looked like he didn't give a shit, but i guess i'd rather have that but him play tight (as did the whole band, in the main), rather than jumping about playing badly (that "legendary" performance of OAS on Jools, whilst epic in its energy, has TERRIBLE TERRIBLE actual playing of instruments, especially by Omar - missed pretty much all his cues, and i don't think he even tuned his guitar!). Anyway, boo to all the haters, cash-in reunion or not, I'm glad to have had the opportunity to see those songs played that well by that band.
It's not like everytime they were out of tune and out of time when they played. They had great presence and could play.
They were a fucking incendary live band (I don't use that word lightly!) and everything I have seen of the reformation suggests they are not anymore. They may be good, and play the songs pretty well, but they don't seem a patch on what they were, and never could be.
Hope it was fucking shit and that all the cunts lucky enough to have bosses not already on holiday and thus able to both attend and use grammar in states of abject irritation all die in a fiery plane crash into an oil tanker in port.
*not jealous at all. AT ALL*
I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER NOW.
Normal levity will be restored in 5, 4, 3, 2...
such a bad thing that Omar's actually concentrating on playing the songs properly this time out? Previously he was like a fluffball pipecleaner puppet flailing at the guitar and occasionally hitting a right note (judging by footage anyway). In the time since then his mucianship has developed so much that it's good he is actually making the effort to deliver a coherent performance. If he'd come back and slung himself sround a la days of yore I'm sure he'd get stick for faking it or trying too hard to be like before.
a fair point in [ointing out that it's preferable to have Omar focusing and keeping it tight rather than him being all over the palce and ruining the sound. My favourite youtube clips of ATD-I are Arcasenal and Quarantined - both Live on Channel V, and he is pretty stable and focused. But compared to the energy that was coming from the others - he really did cut a figure of someone going through the motions. That may or may not be the case - I dont know enough about the man to know his personal style. Really, it's a small and tedious point in the context of the band sounding brilliant and doing justice to every song. But it would be nice to think he enjoyed the occasion as much as the others and the crowd did.
I enjoyed it but I'm really glad I had low expectations going in.
The sound was dreadful where I was standing but I never like it at Brixton, the bass just overwhelms everything else for me no matter who is playing and when you've got vocals like ATD-I they get lost a bit for me.
Loved all the Relationship of Command stuff, liked the In/Casino Out stuff but I've never fallen in love with that album, weirdly that material was a lot better sound-wise than the rest of it.
Lopsided was a turning point, from that moment the sound was so much better, and everything else from that album sounded a cut above the rest. A tiny cut, mind. Would have been just as enraptured if they had just played that album in full.
But I kinda enjoyed that, suited them nicely. Half the problem with that Reading clip is that it's all too sharp and clean, with the vocals too loud. Dirginess suits them.
sound was rubbish at the back, so don't stand at the back. We moved up to the front and right and it sounded perfectly fine.
Also, I'm 90% sure i saw at least 6 disers in the pub beforehand. Yeah, that's right, I looked you right up!
'them doing it for the money' I'd really love to see how much they actually made from all these gigs.