Tuesday, 2 June 2009

If only all bands were like Matt and Kim

Yesterday evening I was getting ready to finally catch up on some sleep. After three days of late-night drinking and playing shows I just wanted to have an early night. So, it was with mixed emotions that I received the reminder – Matt and Kim at the Old Blue Last. I was absolutely knackered and would probably have given most other gigs a miss, but Matt and Kim? Seriously, if you've seen them live there's only one thing you want to do – see them again. And again. So, I headed down to Old Street and hung out in the bar for a while. The gig was delayed because of PA issues and we were kept waiting until after ten. When they finally let us in, the support acts had been cancelled, so it was straight to the headliners.

Even Kim did some crowdsurfing.

Closing off an incredibly sweaty set with 'Daylight'.

They raced through a great set of old and newer songs, squeezed in the usual cover of The Final Countdown and never stopped smiling. Neither did the audience. A Matt and Kim show is one of those rare occassions in London when everyone has an awesome time and aren't afraid of showing it.

In one word: amazing. This is exactly what live music should be like. I really can't wait to see them again.

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