Saw them for the first time in Sheffield last week, and will repeat the experience in Manchester next month. Great performance, and - I think - great songs. I wasn't impressed at first, but The Seldom Seen Kid really is a grower. Anyone else?
Saw them support both times on this tour at Wembley I and Sheffield, and have to say I was very impressed - great musicianship, great music, and Guy Garvey is a very competent frontman. I've got Asleep In The Back and The Seldom Seen Kid albums, the latter being one I've listened more to but my impressions of both are very positive. Very different music to what I've listened to in the past, but I'd personally recommend it. Would love to see them again at a show of their own with a longer set
I saw them open for coldplay as well....they picked a terrible song to start off with, kinda lulled the crowd to sleep and put most people off....i suppose u as well Nick. However once they got into some of the better material from Seldom Seen Kid (Grounds For Divorce) I was interested.
Gotta love this. The Belgian radio station Studio Brussel will broadcast a video stream of a small live gig for contest winners tonight, starting at 21.00 local time (20.00 GMT). Don't know if the stream is accessible in every country.
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"He's crazy, charismatic, and intelligent. It's a specific job being a frontman and a lead singer and I think we've got one of the best."
- Adam, 2010, on Bono
did you know
Although instrumental, the song '4th Of July' was recorded on the 4th of July, it is about how they felt that day. The Edge was playing the guitar, completely unaware that Brian Eno (one of the producers) was recording it.