Oxegen 2010 - God Is An Astronaut
Heineken Green Spheres, Friday 9th July, 4.10pm
Describe in a tweet: Music to listen to during an alien invasion.
What happened: The smoky haze of the darkly lit Green Spheres tent created the perfect setting for these Wicklow post rockers. Playing "From dust to the beyond" the long haired brothers Torsten and Niells head banged with conviction whilst riffing on their guitars, in front of an iconic banner of the sun. Then taking it up a notch they veered into dark ominous riffs, with fast paced tick tock drumming, accompanied by flashing red lights, before launching into their next song with drum and bass beats that got people dancing in a jungle like fashion. Synth riffs brought their songs to a higher plane and with Neil's saluting the fans and the audience clapping in unison, it was clear that the trio had captured their souls. Despite not having much on stage banter, the band truly connected with their audience like an electric socket.
Crazy In Love: Fans were taken on a myriad of sound with vast musical crescendos, hypnotic synth riffs, and helicopter take offs that sent the crowd into outer space.
99 Problems: Stage performance wise - dad rock comes to mind.
Oxegen Rating: 7/10