Support from The Twilight Sad
Started out on the floor, but decided to move after Helicon as there were a group of tossers nearby drunkenly yelling at each other throughout. Also, the sound was too bass heavy and lacking keyboard definition from that location. Was amazed at how good the sound was upstairs, and still loud to boot! The band seemed in good spirits, though I was a tad concerned when Barry's amp cut out. All was good though, and he had a chuckle with his tech when he returned to the stage, so it was likely something minor. Fear Satan was wonderful and would have served as a better closer than Grand Prix. Could have done without Travel, but would have said the same about Auto Rock in its stead. No Hunted which is rare. Still wishing they would pull out Death Rays!!
Fantastic show in Edinburgh last night. A great mix of old and new songs, my highlights were White Noise, Jim Morrison, Xmas Steps, Helicon 1, Fear Satan, Lionel Richie and 2 Rights. Luke Sutherland was brilliant esp in White Noise (amazing live) and at the end of Xmas steps. He was getting really into it, seemed to be enjoying the guitar playing too during Lionel Richie I think it was? Not too familiar with the new song titles yet! Travel Is Dangerous got played too, hadn't heard that in a while which was nice. Helicon 1 was stunning. The ending with Grand Prix was cool, a bit different to the usual loud feedback endings, just the Slicer pedal sounds. The crowd overall seemed good, they even stayed quiet during Xmas Steps, which made Dominic's bass appropriately damn loud when it kicked in! The venue was ok, very busy. Twilight Sad started at 7.35 I think (doors 7) which was a bit early so missed quite a bit of their set.
From Grave Maurice:
Edinburgh was great tonight. Similar set to Bristol but a bit rejigged. Barry's amp packed in a about a minute into Batcat. The feller on violin/guitar/vox was an interesting and really good addition. Rano Pano suffered from no keyboard volume so kind of trudged along, San Pedro was confirmed to me as my least favourite track on HWNDBYW. MGP didn't seem right as a closer but ended up a blistering finish. Lots of nice new merch since the Stirling show.