Enjoyable gig at Brixton last night, the sound mix was a little cacophonous for the first few songs but the levels balanced out nicely. I hadn’t realised previously that Robin Pecknold wrote all the songs, I thought it was a bit more of a democracy, it felt a lot more like the Robin Pecknold and band then I was expecting. The two solo numbers were ace.
Crowd was noticeably full of people who don’t go to gigs very often, some poor etiquette from people who should know better. A guy next to me who was escorting his wife just looked at facebook with full brightness the whole show, and there were a few older guys who’d gotten very drunk.
Oh that’s interesting, I felt exactly the same about the Berlin show. The mics seems super boomy AND compressed/their voices didn’t seem to quite carry the same as before? But yeah the general mix was a total mess the first few songs
I was at the gig as well last night. Really enjoyed it although something about a few of the songs off the new album didn’t click for me, I’m not sure why.
I was surrounded by a few mugs as well. One person nattered on during one of the solo ballads, saying “Music is really weird isn’t it?” SHUT UP.
Another person took offence at being to told to be a bit quiet while singing during one of the songs (may have been a quieter song, I’m not sure as I didn’t actually hear it happen) and then proceeded to be a twat about it for the rest of the gig.
Exciting news! Crack Up was the first album of theirs I’ve really loved. I remember at the time that Pecknold said their next album would be a sunnier, perhaps even poppier affair - although I guess that was some time ago now.