Post by rockactionrecords on Feb 9, 2012 13:00:51 GMT 1
Starts tonight at The Cluny in Newcastle. Full dates below. Come along:
9 Feb Newcastle, The Cluny 10 Feb Manchester, Islington Mill 11 Feb Liverpool, Kazimer 12 Feb Birmingham, The Rainbow 13 Feb Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach 14 Feb Bristol, Fleece 15 Feb Brighton, The Haunt 16 Feb London, XOYO *SOLD OUT* 17 Feb Leeds, Cockpit 18 Feb Dublin, Grand Social 24 Feb Dundee, Doghouse 25 Feb Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
Very enjoyable Birmingham show last night, but fraught with tech problems throughout.
Doors were supposed to be at 7pm , Victories At Sea 8pm, Remember Remember 8.45pm, Errors 9.45pm, curfew 11pm.
The venue's sound engineer went home unexpectedly during the soundchecks, the promoters drafted in a replacement and with assistance from some of the touring party, the soundchecks were completed at around 8.30pm. Doors open, Victories At Sea on within 5 minutes.
Remember Remember were great, four tracks from the Quickening with full six-piece band. They only played 30mins, understandable in the circumstances (I don't know whether they've been playing for longer at other shows, I was hoping for a little more)
Errors put in a fine set, about an hour. Needed regular visits to the stage from tour manager and venue staff to fix problems - made for some nice extended intros to a couple of the tracks, mind you.
Decent turn-out too - I don't think it was sold out but not far off.
Kudos to all involved for rallying round to snatch victory from the gaping jaws of defeat. Please come back soon!
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2012 10:25:56 GMT 1 by rob strong
Saw them last week in Leeds, meant to write a short review but I forgot!
It was a cracking gig, I really like the Cockpit as a venue, it's really convenient for out-of-towners, like me heading up from Sheffield.
Missed the start of Remember Remember, and enjoyed their set. I wasn't so into their second album, but live it comes over really well. They seemed pretty tight!
Errors were fantastic as always. The new album has such a big sound to it and the songs were great. Fantastic banter to deal with some hecklers. They have gone from 4 to 3, which on one hand isn't a bad thing because I always got the impression that their old guitarist was a bit of a limiting factor, however I think they could have done with another live player because their set did have a strong whiff of Ableton providing a lot of the track. I know with an electronic-based band you're always going to rely on backing tracks/loops etc, but I felt there was almost too much polish and perfection and they'd lost a little of the ramshackle which made me first really get into them. The vocals sounded recorded, but could be wrong. The drummer is still an absolute monster though!
Don't want to sound like I'm being too critical of Errors, but I think they're room for expanding their live setup a little.