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manchester academy and brixton academy
the new album is amazing
hopefully it will be the exact same show, but this time no Robin Pecknolds will be along wearing KEEP MUSIC LIVE t-shirts and bringing the hot gay vibes down
so i can happily not go!
Can't really afford a trip to England this year.
but probably have been since. is this going to more play and dance?
Silent Shout for certain, but I think a few were def US only, not unreasonable to assume they may have shaken up EVEN MORE songs in the interim. I get the impression from a couple of America reviews I read that it was a bit more full on dance and a bit less of the big 'reveal', but I could be wrong... think at the very least I'd expect the US show here.
but the STH songs were all pretty much as on album, bar some trimming.
fair enough. I really enjoyed both times I saw them last year, but probably won't bother with this
The number of tweets today reminding us that tkts for the presale are still available suggests these are not selling all that well.
Can't imagine why.
Just shocked at how infectious this album is. A remix album which doesn't sound like a remix album but rather a solid collection of new material.
Long live The Knife (on my cd player).
I really really really think The Knife are the gayest act ever and that is exactly why I love them. By the sounds of their last jaunt, it was lots of straight indie twats shitting on the fabulosity of what was essentially a queer arts fest.
I for one, cannot wait for November.
but if they seriously just involve a small contingent of badly trained dancers, failing to perform some poorly choreographed routines, while someone presses play on a CD, for £35... That sucks, man.
there is no ultimatum to do one or the other.
I don't really feel like getting into a full-on discussion about this, but if that's your interpretation of the last tour... "that sucks, man".
Actually what you described is basically any club night - dancing, pressing play on CDs, poorly choreographed routines. Sounds like my idea of heaven.
This was like a bad piece of performance art where you can barely dance because the room is too packed.
At best, it was like that bit on NYE where you get to the club and you can't move until enough of the amateurs have gone home. I love it at 6am in the morning where people are lose their inhibitions and the floor is free.
The best bit about that show, for me, was when The Knife went off, the crowd filtered out, Hannah Holland dropped this, and the party started.
Space is scarce luxury at the best of times, it's not really The Knife's fault that there were too many dicks on the dancefloor. I don't really understand what bad performance art means - if it's art, it's art.
Agreed though, 6am is the best time to go out. Everything up to that point is generally unbearable.
...and maybe if the crowd had been more sparse, and I'd been able to dance more, I wouldn't have gone home so grumpy.
Don't get me wrong, my issue wasn't that the show didn't have instruments, it wasn't that there was major hot gay vibes harshing my otherwise red-blooded-hetero-alpha experience of seeing The Knife. Something just didn't quite work for me.
Still, if people are willing to stand up the shows so passionately - and I've read some very elegant defences of them - I guess they're doing something right :)
There's a really issue with overselling tickets for everything and then it ruins the night. Weird because in Europe that doesn't seem to be as big an issue. I totally get that would shit on the vibe.
red-blooded-hetero-alpha would make an awesome album title. Consider it stolen. :)