…hey girl, superstar DJs, HERE WE GO!!!!
On Saturday, me and The Man traipsed off to the Roundhouse to see the Chemical Brothers. It was the 4th time I’ve seen them, although it’s been three years since I last saw them at the free gig they did in Trafalgar Square.
I love the Chemical Brothers – and even though they’re not ‘showmen’ (as they just sit behind loads of techy equipment) oh my GOD do they put on a show! And the Roundhouse is probably the best place I’ve ever seen them (twice now) as the curvature of the space allows them to have a curved screen, which really immerses you in their fantastic visuals.
The were showcasing their new album which comes out soon, and having already fallen in love with Swoon, the first single, I had high hopes. And I was not disappointed. it really was a show of two halves – the first was all their new album, which was amazing – a far more defined feel to it, I think – it all sat together really well and had a bit more ‘maturity’ to it. The raw energy of some of their earlier stuff has been replaced with something more finished, deeper, more layered.
And oh, how I danced. I danced and danced and danced. It was a fantastic feeling, and one I haven’t had for a while. I wish I had another gig coming up soon. Would’ve liked to have seen Faithless, but they were on same time as The Chems.
I bought The Man tickets to see The Damned next month, but it’s really not my thing, so he’s going with my mad mate Surely that can’t be my last gig until Lovebox in mid-July!
Finally – the last part of the first half, where they finished playing the new album. I’m afraid it’s someone else’s video as I was too busy dancing!!