Slow Club – The Cockpit, Leeds, May 29th 2010

(I do have some wonderful photos of this gig, but me being the person I totally am they’re all film photographs and I forget that I don’t have a scanner or get the pictures on disc … whoops! And this is another lovely Faux piece! And as you read this I’ll probably be lounging around Dublin airport, exciting ….)

On the sold out final night of the tour at Leeds Cockpit, one moment epitomised this gig; the moment Rebecca turned to Charles and whispered “we’re gonna be pop stars Charles!”. You have the feeling she’s right.

Starting the gig in the middle of the crowd to play a spine tingling acoustic version of ‘Wild Blue Milk’, this gig was special from the start. Full of mishaps, sound problems and other diasters, the band said it themselves, people came to see them not be slick popstars, but for the delightful mess they are. Latest single ‘Giving Up On Love’ was given a boost live with the entire energy of the crowd singing along, and the closer ‘Christmas TV’ was beautifully performed on the Cockpit’s stage steps, with every single fan singing along, seemingly to the shock of the band themselves.

 

Supporting them were Summer Camp, displaying their sometime melancholic but always melodic, perfect pop songs, getting the crowd well and truly excited for Slow Club. Stand out songs included ‘Ghost Train’ and ‘Was It Worth It’, amazingly made better by a full live band, definitely one to watch out for over summer festivals.

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