Glasgow The Arches
Saturday 29th March
Early doors at the Arches that night meant that much of the audience missed out on support Thought Forms. A shame more… “65daysofstatic”
The Twilight Sad played a long-overdue Edinburgh show, postponed from August a week before the two shows at King Tut’s where the band will say goodbye to their first album Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, so for many this was the last time to hear songs from that album. more… “The Twilight Sad”
The Twilight Sad recently came together to play a stripped-back set of some of the Kilsyth-formed band’s songs.
Petra Nemeckova captured the band in pictorial form. (For a full review, see our previously-published review by David P Scott).
Full photo set here
The Austin now-quartet has come back to the UK to promote their upcoming album ‘Lost Songs’. That said, Trail of Dead are known for their habit to never play too many new songs and rather stick to their old and generally popular material.
The setlist included two songs from the not-yet released record, two of the previous ‘Tao of the Dead’, skipping the Century of Self the fairly unpopular So Divided completely, and dedicating the rest of the set to Source Tags & Codes, Madonna and Worlds Apart.
They might not be as wild as they used to – no instruments were smashed at the end of the show, none of the members left the stage to walk around the audience during a song – but they still threw a great show. Those guys have energy.
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
A Place To Bury Strangers drew in a much larger crowd for this show, compared to the last time at Tut’s. It was nicely crowded at Sleazy’s.
But to be honest, I didn’t really enjoy the show and I can’t really put my finger on what was wrong. It didn’t seem that different from the last time (apart from the turn-out) but I wasn’t having that much fun.
The first two tracks the band played sounded a little quiet but Oliver then turned his amp a bit – at least I think that’s what he did – and things got a little better. But still, the show was missing something, something I saw in them the first time I took in one of their gigs (that was two years ago though).
The loudness didn’t seem to be good enough, though it’s hard to explain. Who knows.
Still, people seemed to be enjoying it a lot, so it was just me and my little party who thought it was a little bit disappointing.
I however loved their lights as always, they’ve bought new projectors, so while the last time there were two on the stage, this time I counted at least six, if not more. So at lest it looked awesome.