Saw Christian from the Hotelier solo on Saturday in Leeds and last night in York.
The Leeds gig was the smallest gig I've ever been to, about 10-15 people for the first guy which swelled to about 40-50 for the Hotelier. Felt bad for Emperor X as he was headlining and most people had fucked off by the end of his set, there can't have been more than 10 people in the room who didn't work there or who hadn't played that night. The Hotelier was great as expected, he got Emperor X to sing the bassline on Two Deliverances which was cute.
York was much bigger and the Hotelier finished with a full crowd singalong of I'm With You by Avril Lavigne. He played An Ode to the Nite Ratz Club from the first album which I've never really given much time to but the live acoustic version was really good so I'll probably give it another try.
Really hope they come to the UK again soon as a full band, it's nice to listen to those songs done acoustic but stuff like Piano Player need the drums and urgency.