Review: recent gigs

Oh man! I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to blog properly. Here are some things I’ve been to lately and a few thoughts:

Crocodiles @ Pure Groove: Noisy.

Mariner’s Children + Thee Single Spy @ Cafe OTO: Mariner’s Children were really hindered by a shockingly incompetent sound guy. It was terrible. Thee Single Spy are a band I’d never seen and were enjoyable.

Clues @ Rough Trade: Really enjoyed their set, worth investigating this band (billed everywhere as ‘featuring ex-Arcade Fire and Islands members).

Oxjam Kilburn: Really lovely little festival along the high road in Kilburn.

Our Brother The Native + Zun Zun Egui @ Luminaire: Loud.

Emerging Proms @ Roundhouse Studios: The sound at this venue was superb! A brilliant set from Broadcast 2000. They have such a great percussion setup, and were cheerful and endearing to watch. Fun set.

Efterklang @ Barbican: Epic! With the Britten Sinfonia orchestra.

There we go, up to date. I will try to be better next week. My to-do list is crazily long. Good job I don’t have a ‘proper’ day job.

Photo is of Efterklang at the Barbican.

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