Didn’t even know he had an album out today, literally was just about to put Obsidian on Spotters when it came up in the ‘latest release’ section. WHAT a magnificent coincidence.
Saw the live show at the Roundhouse supporting Perfume Genius and genuinely thought it was dogshit.
- Great recorded, great live
- Shit recorded, great live
- Great recorded, shit live
- Shit recorded, shit live
I haven’t heard his records, but badmanreturns tells me they’re very good.
Yeah, I agree. I mainly went to that roundhouse show to see Baths, as I loved Obsidian. But it seemed so jarring to my expectations, seeing him in t-shirt and shorts and walking around and singing like a popstar (whilst moaning about his keyboard) - I was wanting some morose hiding behind a keyboard, barely being able to see him.
Even the couple of songs he played from Obsidian didn’t wow me. But will give his new album a go and maybe just not see him live again, although the crowd seemed to enjoy him I think.
That was my first experience of Baths and it was so wildly not what I was anticipating. Didn’t mind some of the songs (bit Postal Service-ish at times) but his stage presence was so annoying and his set seemed to go on for actual decades, I was losing the will to live a bit by the end