|reviews / member gig review||
content by: member
by: semajnehpets 22 march 07
Faithless have been touring hard since the mid 1990s. It is probably fair to say that they've got stadium and arena behaviour sorted. Boasting one of the tightest back lines on the road today (is there a harder working drummer anywhere?) and all given an ethereal beauty by Maxi Jazz's gentle charm as he calls us to abandon our own weapons of mass destruction, greed and hate, Faithless call us to throw off prejudice and be nice to each other for a change.
Last night at the Birmingham NIA we got an excellent balance of greatest hits such as Insomnia, God is a DJ, We Come 1, Muhammad Ali and Mass Destruction, along with music from the latest album 'To All New Arrivals.' Quarter of a star missing for not playing Spiders, Crocodiles and Kryptonite.
Sister Bliss' keyboard loops, hooks and stabs tell us where to let go and become crazy. No mistake, this is a fine band on top form and a great night out in the over-priced programme, expensive cheap larger, car-park queue that comprises the big-gig scene 2007 ('nother quarter star lost).
Watch not consulted for the seventy-five minute set. A further twenty minutes of encores meant value for lots of money.
One of the greatest live acts in the world right now. Taking the festival season by storm later this year. Go see.
Read members' comments.
books and comics archive
Author interviews and reviews from 2002 to 2008.
Watch artist interviews and see images from British exhibitions.