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forward to this gig a hell of a lot. I'm more a twee (old) indie kid but this should be a great gig.
The new album is a cracker.
Bit disappointing really, they never seemed that in to it and the new stuff got fairly repetitive after a while.
Well worth getting down early for The Haxan Cloak though, he was awesome.
and concur fully with the Haxan Cloak recommendation. A massively intense experience which was spellbinding.
I enjoyed Fuck Buttons although the sound during the last track was too big for the Institute and seemed to aurally flatten out (or my ears were fucked by then possibly). The ommission of Stalker from the set was a blow but having bumped into Benjamin Power at the merchandise stall it is 'cos they haven't worked out how to do it justice live yet. Really nice bloke he is by the way.
Cheers for that.
Haxan Cloak was quality as well
Gig was wonderful last night
Saw them when they played in Deaf Institute too which was better due to a higher quality sound but I thought the whole thing was pretty great.
The Haxan Cloak set was great.
My ears are still a bit fucked though. :)
My ears are going to be fucked aren't they?
Up there with that time I went to see Swans twice in a row and stood right at the front both times, because I'm a man and can take it (or something).
Earplugs are pretty essential.
I left them out for about 5 minutes then had to put them in, so loud.
Haxan Cloak was really quiet last night I thought. Nowhere near as loud as the other times I've seen him, where's he's approached Ben Frost levels of sonic terrorism.
A guy on the merch desk at the Birmingham gig told me that someone had run out halfway through their set saying they were going to the hospital because they were worried their hearing had been completely wrecked. Possibly bullshit but it was loud enough that I can believe it. Only saw a handful of other people wearing earplugs.
I came out and it sounded like I was surrounded by electricity pylons. I never bother with them but I'd recommend it for this - mine were fucked still the next night.
forgot and I have to say I've been in agony since the Manchester one on Monday. The stupid fucking screech feedback that the sound guy left on at the end for far too long was beyond daft though.
My hearing is still buggered today.
I'll need some for Tim Hecker next week.
Burial was played, but there was another track which I've heard before but still can't think who it is.
which I haven't been in to in years. Really looking forward to it.
They could quite literally BLOW THE ROOF OFF.
show tonight? Should be great
loved it, even with the technical issue in Fuck Buttons' set (a crossover that went into safety mode according to the venue via twitter, not that I know what a crossover is!). They seemed much louder than The Haxan Cloak as well I thought, he didn't seem as bowel shattering as I'd expected him to!
i arrived late and could hear the walls absolutely rattling from the outside of the venue... and when i got in there, there were as many people in front of the stage as there were on it (two) and though the music sounds nice, I couldn't believe that was all that was happening.... just two dudes on stage rattling some windows...
what is their live show like these days???
Or do I need to get my arse in gear early for Haxan Cloak?
Haxan Cloak's been coming on at 8/8.15 each night thus far I think.
He's much better than Fuck Buttons
Totally different I'd say.
However I didn't clarify that admittedly.
What are the general stage times please? Meeting a no -attendee friend beforehand so would like to know whether to turn up for 9 or 9.30.
for Brighton tonight from the venue: https://www.concorde2.co.uk/bookTickets.php?pageName=Fuck+Buttons&dateTime=2013-09-16
can't make it tonight in Brighton. Babysitter has cancelled on me, no alternatives at late notice. Was looking forward to that 110%. Got Tim Hecker on Wednesday to keep me going though.
I was hoping I could take my four week old little golgothan to Fuck Buttons tonight, sends him right off to sleep.
Can't wait for the triple bill of Haxan Cloak, Fuck Buttons and Hecker in three days to wake me out of the baby related tiredness!
That sucks. If it's any consolation Fuck Buttons were a bit sketchy and the crowd sucked; it was a bit like being at a horrible club. Haxan Cloak was admittedly incredible though.
I'm more gutted to have missed Haxan Cloak than FB. He's the reason I got a ticket.
See, Olympic success may have brought more fans, but are they good quality fans? ha.
What did you think was wrong with Fuck Buttons?
The sound was a bit out for a lot of it (e.g. some of the synths were basically inaudible for Brainfreeze so all I could hear was the intro drum loop for aaaages), they were totally out of sync for the third song (Space Mountain? I forget the names), the drum loop just sounded like it was playing over the top of a different song. A lot of the transitions were really odd as well, like just two drones pushing into one another but without meshing at all, especially on the intro to The Red Wing. When they were good, they were GOOD though - Surf Solar and (I think) Sentients were both killer, and after the crappy beginning The Red Wing sounded huge. The light show and the projections were cool as well.
I think the biggest thing that killed it for me was the crowd being full of arseholes (but maybe that was just where I was standing). Everyone was pushing and shoving in a really hostile way, yelling banal shit all the time, taking loads of pictures of themselves with the flash on etc. etc. etc.
They were excellent as always, if a little quiet.
Crowd was really insipid and hardly anybody was moving let alone dancing. If that's how you react to a fucking amazing band coming to the city then frankly Norwich deserves to have a desolate gig landscape.
Tuesday September 17, 2013
Here are the stage times for Fuck Buttons' sold out show in London tonight:
THE HAXAN CLOAK 8.30pm
FUCK BUTTONS 9.30pm
I don't have much else to say except that the gig really worked for me. I'm not much of a electronic music fan but loved the gig. Slightly sadly they'll play even bigger venues from now on; which I'll buy tickets for. Overall, a great gig. I'd give it 8/10.
Their sound would work really well somewhere bigger. I would love to see them at Brixton.
Also, I really don't like the Electric Ballroom.
but everything from the new record was balls-out amazing.
The Haxan Cloak was pretty special.
Visuals were really good. I liked the glitchy "shadows" of them.
From where I was (the back), it wasn't any louder than any other gig.
The twisted vocals and drums during Colours Move was great. What was weird though - they were noticeably out of time with each other during Surf Solar, throughout pretty much the whole track. I kept thinking they'd correct it but they never did.
Haxan Cloak was a very slow build but I was into it by the end.