Finally got a chance to go and see the band 'Fenech-Soler' last night and I'm flipping pleased that I did.
I have been harping on about their album for a few months now. A lovely slice of electro/dance/indie/pop, but that description doesn't really do them justice. Have a look here for a more insightful...er...insight (don't worry, I've finally worked out how to make the links open in a new window. I know, I'm practiaclly Bill Gates.
The gig last night was superb. Musically they are very strong, they sound like a band who have been working well together for a while and the sound the create is big. Very big. Ben, as a frontman is brilliantly enthusiastic. As our very own Tulip Mazumdar has said of him before - 'he's like a shaken bottle of fizzy pop'.
They have all the components that make a great band and I'm sure they'll only get bigger and bigger this year as they embark on a sizable UK tour later this month. I would recommend you pop along to see them if you have heard a bit of them and like it. A highlight for me, apart from the singles we've played on Radio 1, was a track called 'Golden Sun'.
I would like to make one small complaint though. The venue was very dark and their set was lit with minimal lighting. Apart from the brightest rack of lights I think I've ever seen. Imagine you are in the dark and all of a, suddenyou realise that a car has crept up on you and it suddenly puts its full beams on in your face. That's what it was like. I don't know about anyone else in the crowd but I was cowering away from the beacons! My eyes started watering. Ended up dancing around with my eyes shut for a bit. What a grandad. Great night though.
Here are the lights: