Playing a set of largely new stuff while playing some of the biggest places they've done was both brave and a bit unwise. When they've done it in the past they've underplayed the gigs and done little out the way venues, it's much better suited. I liked the new tunes but I'm used to hearing them do it, and knew they would be. If you went expecting all the 'hits' I can easily see disappointment.
Post by blondeambassador on Mar 10, 2010 11:16:24 GMT
Rock City, Nottingham.
Yeah I'll admit I've not kept up with the new stuff but I didn't like what I heard...way more hardcore than it used to be, melodies seemed to have disappeared in general! It wouldn't really bother me that they were playing new stuff if I thought they were doing it well. But even the 'hits' in the set didn't sound as good live as they used to, stuff like 'New Pin' sounded a bit scrappy in general. I was just surprised at how much my opinion of them has changed, whether than be my perception that's changed or their performance.
They picked a rubbish opener (gret tune, but rubbish opener), all sludgy and horrible, but there's a couple of the new ones that might some of themost melodic stuff they've done. There's only one other that's a bit riffy and spikey, and then one that gets loud but not really heavy. I think Rock City was where they had a shortened set 'cos of curfew or something as well?
Prehaps they had an off night, they were pretty on it when I saw them. Not the best I've ever seen them play but certainly not the worst either.