Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Pixies - Hammersmith Apollo

It wasn’t until I checked in on Foursquare that I actually managed to find out who was supporting The Pixies. It was The Jezabels. They were surprisingly good. They only played for half an hour and the first three songs all sounded the same, but it was good and in places quite dramatic (I like dramatic!) and the drummer was excellent. I won’t be rushing out to buy their album or EPs though.

The best I can say about the Pixies is that they sound much better live than recorded and I think the PA in the Hammersmith Apollo did them justice (the last time I was at the Apollo was for Europe and they were fantastic). Unfortunately they did nothing for me, although the 100 minute set (we didn’t stay for the encores) did pass quite quickly and the rest of the room, including my wife appeared to be having a fantastic time.

The Pixies are clearly talented musicians with an adoring fan base, they’re just not for me.

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