G'day, Well its been about 4 months since I last saw the Bells live & yes abscence does make the heart grow fonder. With a whisper that the "new song" was going to be aired I hopped on down to the RFH. An okish venue which I had not been too since Siouxsie played a few years ago (check her new song "into a swan" on youtube...) The band came on a bit late but rectified that by bursting in with "this cities burning" what better start do you need aural attack straight away love it. Not so many ballads tonight as the set was running late but we got a duet with Tom Editor of "where the wild roses grow" the Kylie Nick Cave song which worked well. Blistered on with a thumping start to "low happening" finishing off with the rest of the acts of the night piling in for a cover of a Johnny song (cant remeber title). A great gig as usual, no encore left you wanting more. Guilfest & Latitude are sooo very tempting.
Loved last night! John got a setlist which he promised to post on here. They had to skip one song because of time constraints, but can't remember which one! The Jonny song was 'A Thing Called Love' - I have the sheets from that. Would love to know who wrote it all out!
The band came down to the bar afterwards - Tom and Edith were also there! Juanita had obviously told the others about my offer to moderate the board, as Brendan mentioned it!
News... They're off back to Australia after Latitude, to work on the new album. They expect to be back around Sept/Oct.
they missed out A Ballad For The Bleeding Hearts... and yeah they were great! so much better than the three other bands, but Fionn Regan was pretty good too. it was a shame when they didnt come for an encore i think i was like the youngest person there...
What a great night and a bonus getting to chat to all the band members,getting a set list and getting it signed.Here is the set list as it was printed:- Cities Wishing Stone Setting Sun Velvet Girl Blessed Night Ballad Wild Roses Broken Bones Low Happening
Looking forward to seeing them on Sunday at the Latitude. Off now to The Royal Festival again to see THE DEARS and Midlake