Friday, 28 January 2011

Gig #2 2011 Band Of Horses Newcastle Academy

Great gig from Band of Horses who played for around 1hr 45 minutes covering material from all 3 albums. my favourite was There Is a Ghost from the Cease To Begin album and Factory from their latest offering Infinite Arms. They opened with a brand new song and then were in top gear very quickly for what turned out to be their first gig in 3 months.

It has taken me a few days to right this as gig was spoilt a bit firstly by an Australian guy who was so drunk he had know idea where he was (well it was Australia Day) and then 2 really drunk guys who shouts HORSES on a loop through out all the songs even when the band were reduced to two for a stripped down acoustic song, just idiots!

Band Of Horses were supported by 2 bands Goldheart Assembly who were young and keen but not sure we'll ever hear from again. The highlight of their set was a cover of Tom Waits -Clap Hands, and Mojave 3 who were great. They only played for about 35 minutes but seemed classy and confident. I need to go and investigate the band and suspect they will be in my purchased in February.

So a good gig, but will it be in my top 5 at the end of the year.....unlikely.

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