Saw Meggie Brown, Black Midi and Warmducher at the lock tavern last night
Meggie Brown were great - Very Pixies/Throwing Muses with short sharp songs with great melodies and little time signature/tempo changes here and there. Did this really cool thing where they reprised their opening song at the end but the verse lyrics may have been different? Enjoyed every minute.
Black Midi were yet again amazo. Played at least 2 newies that were fast heavy and wacky. Crowd were pretty rawkas and at one point frontman just stood back and wagged his finger at them in this over the top disapproving schoolmaster matter, great poise and confidence for someone who can’t be older than 19. I absolutely cannot emplore people enough to go see em if you get the chance, almost certainly will be a band in the “big bands you saw in tiny venues” thread a few years down the line.
Warmducher were fun and a good party band, Black Grape meets the more gnarly electronic elements of Primal Scream. I saw them a good few years back now and thought they were a fucking mess but this was way more together. Were fun, would probably enjoy it even more if I was out of it at a festival which feels like the vibe they’re trying to cultivate.