Having decided to bin them off, a mate had a spare ticket on the night for their Head Carrier tour at Brixton Academy the other year so I nipped down to catch them live. Enjoyed it way more than I expected to - Paz Lenchantin* is a good addition to the band.
That said…for nostalgia gigs like this it’s a bit of a different proposition to seeing a current recording band touring their new material (which, while a fair few levels below their original run is still listenable for my money). No Kim leaves a massive hole in anything off Surfer Rosa. Not sure I’d go to this even if a ticket magically appeared on the night again.
[*Kim Mk II was really good too when I saw them tour with her - certainly brought a lot of energy to their live show ]