The pointy end of the year is almost upon us, which means that, as always, there are a shedload of gigs occurring in November. I didn’t get around to buying The Heartbreaks tickets when they were released as there were so many other gigs going on around the same time, and I’d pretty much seen these guys every time they had toured London. After much thought on the morning of the gig I decided that I would most surely regret it if I didn’t go along, so tickets were bought and I started to get really, really excited.
Of course after the gig I thought that, had I known how brilliant they were going to be, I WOULD have regretted not going. The Lexington didn’t feel packed to the rafters up the front, but that’s probably because of your standard ‘Lexington bottleneck’ at the stairs, whereby everyone is too English and too polite to move further into the crowd and therefore stand awkwardly in front of the bar, getting in the way. We were right up the front so no problems with dancing like a maniac, and everyone was just lovely – singing, laughing, dancing and having a great time.
Call of the night came from a guy standing behind us who shouted “Lovely ol’ job!”. It was indeed. The crowd down the front managed to pull out some choreographed dancing during Absolved, and some people were having SUCH a good time that Matthew had to comment on it at one stage – females screaming and all sorts!
I know I say this every time, but it’s shocking that these guys aren’t more well known in the UK. They have released one of the best albums of 2014 (if not THE best), and I still spin their debut album every few weeks. They’re all so bloody lovely as well, no airs and graces, humble and very witty. If I could recommend any band from this year (or the last three years even) that you should listen to right now it’s these guys. Do yourself a favour 🙂