Cork-hatted stereotypes are pushed out the picture as a song like Broken Bones tickles the underside of the crowds hearts - Whod have thought a nation defined largely by the goings on in Ramsey Street could ever invert the sunshine vibes to such startling effect. Broken bones may hurt, but a broken heart will never heal might seem like a barely disguised cliché on paper, but as Steins oscillating voice performs it live its as if the sentiment has never been prior expressed and it rings true in all those paying attention.
Still, while the crowd respond politely, the background chatter and anticipation for the nights headliners still usurp each poignant, maudlin moment. It doesnt help that the band are near motionless on stage anyone walking to the bar is unlikely to have their attention caught by the mannequin impressions they adopt whilst strumming away.
Tonight it seems Howling Bells are simply in the wrong environment. When youre hyped up to see your favourite band, a sombre and serene precursor is unlikely to go down well with your need for excitement. Their eponymous debut album is a trove of private wonder and the perfect late night soundtrack, but when seeing them live make sure its in surroundings that will compliment their hauntingly beautiful music.
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