Oxegen 2010 - Editors
The Vodaphone Stage, Saturday 10th July, 8:00pm
Describe in a Tweet: Hooded Phantom of the Opera meets snarling wolf.
What Happened: Tom Smith in a black hoodie took hold of the mic and absolutely refused to let it go. With wild eyes and a madly cotorting face, he sang into the skies as well as bringing his face to ground zero on the stage floor. With Phantom of the Opera vocals, 'The Racing Rats' and the heart-renching 'Munich' were sung, with Tom growling huskily into the mic. Next 'Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors' saw Tom gliding effortlessly between guitar and piano, with drummer Ed Lay going bananas on the drums. Dragging his mic stand around the floor for 'Bullets' and manically nodding as he pressed the keys of the keyboard, Tom showed himself to be quite the theatrical showman. Lastly, 'Papillon' had the fans soaring to a creschendo ending.
Crazy in Love: 'Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors' was sung with such steely cold conviction, it sent a shiver went down the spine.99 Problems: No aforementioned warning that the set was about to end left a rapt audience ill prepared for the impending sadness that arrived once they had finished.
Oxegen rating: 8.5/10