DiS caught Of Montreal in Manchester last night, and if there's a more fun live band currently doing the circuit then we're certainly yet to witness them. As you'll see, colourful doesn't even begin to cover it.
The crucial thing, though, is that Barnes and co. have tunes good enough to match the ridiculously over-the-top stage show. It's, like, The Beatles vs Queen vs performance art - or so our notes tell us! One thing is for sure: their set - split between latest release Skeletal Lamping and its predecessor Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? - left only mile-wide smiles on the faces, and thoughts of the coming festival season... in a just world, this band would be headlining one of Glastonbury's multitude of stages come June. We can but dream...
Were you there? What did you think? Enjoy the cover of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' or was it a bit too obvious? DiS is plumping for the latter. Overall, though: much, much fun - yes?