Category Archives: Music

The Decemberists/Emmy the Great

Emmy the Great

Not bad. Slightly underwhelmed and the sudden demise of the set was a let-down.

The Decemberists

Something very special. The beautifully orchestrated first set complete play-through of the new album, The Hazards of Love, then a second set of eclectic favourites from the past played by the massively multi-talented group was a sensation.

The Decemberists at The Coronet, 19th November 2009

Slow Club/The Cheek/Cate Le Bon

Cate Le Bon

Pretty cute set. Twangy plucked acoustic guitar and simple lyrics.

The Cheek

Deritive dullness. Felt like I should have been watching them reherse in their parents’ garage. If they lost a superfluous guitarist and that too-cool-for-school vocalist/keyboardist* (*if you can call someone who pushes half a dozen keys in a set one) they might be able to sort themselves out a bit.

Slow Club

See previous gushing posts. I’m totally starting to get into the obligatory sing-a-long. Last mention though before this blog becomes about them exclusively.

Slow Club at Scala, 24th September 2009

Slow Club/Viking Moses/Pete Ingo

Pete Ingo

Unfortunately, we mostly missed Pete, but we caught his last track – seemed nice enough.

Viking Moses

Weirdly animated and slightly theatrical. Really liked his Bluesy tones and sometimes childish sense of humour in the lyrics. A real character.

Slow Club

They never disappoint. Starting off by springing up suddenly in the middle of the audience with an acoustic Wild Blue Milk, and then on to mostly double-speed favourites, they were fun and charming all the way. If you haven’t seen them yet – do.

Slow Club at The ICA, 22nd June 2009