Oxegen 2010 - Local Natives
Red Bull Academy, Sunday 11th July, 5:30pm
Describe in a Tweet: One great album makes for one great set!
What Happened: The tent is probably about half full when ATL arrives in time for opener, 'World News', and it's clear this gig is going to sound very close to the album. Most of the punters here know these tunes inside out, as their entire set is made up from the band's debut album, 'Gorilla Manor'. And they don't mess around with 'new tunes', going straight for the festival sing along.
The signature double percussion and combined reverby vocals swell time and time again for the likes of 'Wide Eyes', 'Shape Shifter' and their absolutely sublime version of Talking Heads 'Warning Sign'. The mustached/poncho wearing guitarist, Taylor Rice, is amazing to watch and the enthusiasm and energy spreads from the stage into the audience, who react especially to single 'Aeroplane'.
A great set by a great band. I guess we just have to wait and see what's up their sleeves next. New tunes?
Crazy in Love: Their version of Talking Heads 'Warning Sign' makes everybody smile.
99 Problems: Would loved to have heard some new material, but don't they say patience is a virtue?!
Oxegen rating: 9/10