Bbc Showing Leeds & Reading Interpol sunday 7 - 8pm
Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:39 AM
Somehow I landed a Reading day ticket from a hardcore Muse fan (spares), and as Mammoth is one of my favourite Interpol songs I'd love to see this show. Even if I'm still a little meh on Hands Away.
um, seriously? :huh:
Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:14 PM
It's a wonderful song in studio but its never struck me as being a brilliant live song, although it was decent last night.
I was there - Reading got the same setlist Leeds did on Friday for the record.
The crowd got more into it the longer they played, although Evil and Slow Hands got the best reaction. Something sounded wrong with the bass drum at the start of Success as it dominated the overall audio and sounded very distorted - the bass guitar was inaudible as a result. Truax did well though - I'd say him and Pajo are good bass players and they certainly do look the part.
Mammoth was also played but it sounded slower than on record, which sounded a little bit disappointing as I love the song on record. Evil and Obstacle 1, which were songs that Interpol didn't play when I saw them at Birmingham last November, sounded very nice.
Also I did laugh a little at Paul's jacket when he arrived - it did seem a little odd considering everyone else was wearing black suits.
Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:49 PM
Elbow was amazing too, and Muse was f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c, but I'm a fan of course ;)
Interpol's show is online now: http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/p00k30hz
Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:18 AM
In Belgium we can't watch the BBC player either. I use this: Expat Shield. Download (doesn't take long) and open the programme. It's easy to use. You can always remove it later if you want...
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 10:36 AM
The crowd generally seemed to be enjoying it.The rain had been pouring all day until about 5:00pm so the fact that it finally stopped must have helped Interpol's reception.
It still seems a bit strange seeing them playing in daylight.I think I'd have preferred them to play in the NME/Radio 1 tent.
I just finished catching up to BBC coverage this weekend.I wish they had shown much more of the Interpol set and none of the deeply irritating Friendly Fires bloke prancing about.If anyone deserves to get a slipped disc it's him.
Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:16 AM
And how perfect is that rainbow shot with them playing...wow. B)
It's a great performance, but I can't think of a song less suited to a rainbow than Lights. I'm sure Charlie White is thinking, "did they not see my video? Lights is dark, heavy and somber."