It could be said that Everything Everything had a lot to live up to. The Mercury nominated debut that I fell head over heels with, the recent follow up which I drank in over several consecutive plays a couple of weeks ago and fell even harder with. But I've never seen them live. Could they do the triple and blow me away on stage?
Put simply: they could, they did, and they blew the whole of the assembled Birmingham crowd away with me. Knock out stuff from start to finish. The sound was great: bass - loud, penetrating, satisfying; vocals as crisp and shrill as you'd ever dream of. And the set flying past so quickly and effortlessly that one barely had time to breathe.
Only February and that could be my gig of the year. Played fellas.