thanks, markus and everyone who mailed to confirm the encore. 'tracy' and '2 rights make 1 wrong' were listed, but not played - some equipment (a pedal?) broke as they started to play '2 rights', and they decided to play a request ('christmas steps').
support from gruff rhys + dj dr kiko. sold out. audience included kevin shields and sonic boom.
from phil ross:
i went to the show at the ica on thursday night and it was amazing. they opened with fear satan. the way they're playing it now is excellent, with guitar and laptop used to replace the quiet flute parts. it's difficult to top this song, but rest of the set was very solid, with great versions of summer, travel is dangerous, and friend of the night. they also played like herod. the encore was dial: revenge (with gruff), hunted by a freak, and christmas steps. kevin shields of my bloody valentine watched the whole show from near the sound board.
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photo by phil ross.
photo by ray shaw.