19 June 2015

TOUR SOL INVICTUS | 17.06.2015 | Roundhouse


The first of two shows at the Roundhouse in Camden, London.


Tour poster designed by IOM and available on Secret Serpents

  • Set list



Motherfucker
Be Aggressive
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Black Friday
Ricochet
Midlife Crisis
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Separation Anxiety
Last Cup of Sorrow
Digging the Grave
Matador
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Sol Invictus
Everything’s Ruined
We Care a Lot


  • Photos / Reviews
ROSS HALFIN



OLIVER HALFIN






THE LINE OF BEST FIT - Burak Cingi




GIGWISE - Wenn




THE LONDON STANDARD - David Smyth

Singer Mike Patton, pictured, was in combative mood, beginning every song in a crouch, legs splayed, as though ready to take a punch. Now 47, the affectionate crowd chanted “You fat bastard” at him. “That’s the London we know and love,” retorted keyboard player Roddy Bottum. Bottum’s work was often what lifted the band above a more brutish guitar assault, especially on the sophisticated, climactic new one, Matador. They also showed a softer side by covering The Commodores’ smooth classic Easy, with no sign of iconoclasm or even a raised eyebrow.  

 The stage presentation added to the sense of drama. With everything and everyone clad in white with some rather fetching floral displays, the use of colour wash lighting simply but successfully altered the backdrop from song to song. There was also a guy in a gimp costume who did as Patton commanded for the opening song and encores. Not sure what is brought to the party or even if it was a party that I wanted to go to.



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