Wednesday, 17 March 2010

The Silver Birch Society, Flotilla and Boats at Raw Sugar Cafe, 14/03/10

Or 03/14/10 so it makes more sense as π [Pi] day (!) and as I am in North America...
The Silver Birch Society were absolutely charming and for me, the best of the evening even though I think they're a relatively new outfit. If my memory isn't to fail me (I was severely underslept), at the best of times they ventured into eerie folk-ish territory, all empty landscapes and branches rustling in the wind. I enjoyed it the most when they were both on guitar, subtle loving glances thrown to each other. Go see them next time they play! Wasn't interested by sounds being made by Flotilla at all, they are without a doubt all very talented (except maybe the drummer. Goodness I am awful.) but I felt like it should have been hushed and intimate and then it would have worked, instead it was all too loud and over the top (for my tastes anyway). They call themselves Indie/Classical/IDM though so I guess they're going for something else entirely and I missed it. I did enjoy Boats somewhat though, even though I'd never listen to them at home because the guy's voice is really grating. It was sit-around-a-campfire-and-sing music, (which worked well to pull me out of my half-slumber state at least), they seemed to be really enjoying it too which is always nice to see. I don't really have much of an opinion on them. End.

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