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« on: August 11, 2019, 09:21:02 AM »

Well I was entertained. 7/10

I thought it varied from a bit shouty and pointless, to top entertainment. Improved a lot from about half way through, when there was more of a mixture of styles. Maybe an hour †and a half festival set is more suitable material than they have.

I'm sure the stage crew were highly entertained by all of the red wine he was throwing into the equipment.

Glad I've seem them.



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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 09:35:29 AM »

Apparently their lead chap was very unwell and only just made it to the stage.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 11:08:10 AM »

Well they didn't lack energy did they. I enjoyed them but with Anglo Saxon offering such a wide selection of swear words it was a pity he appeared to know only one.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 12:04:23 PM »

Yabb has nailed it with his comments - I loved the theatrics of it more than the music though.

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 01:23:20 PM »

Wasn't mad about them, to be honest. A disappointment, as we'd been looking forward to them. I was expecting more of a gypsy-folk vibe - which only really appeared towards the end.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 02:27:03 PM »

Brilliant. Best band I saw, although they didn't play several of my favourite songs.

Eugene was born in Ukraine so I assume English is his third language at best. A few swear words? I don't see that as a big problem.
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 02:28:20 PM »

Great stuff! Up-tempo and different, and I really enjoyed them.
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2019, 02:50:57 PM »

Hah!! That guy looks like the State Light Music  'DJ' who crashed the stage mid way through FC's first show in Hungary!!

....Before the 'KGB' (+ Mr Hilter) read the no smoking, drinking and the 'how you say it?.. taking the piss out of the DJ'  rules were read to me and Huw Price at the post gig  grilling Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2019, 03:42:42 PM »

Thought they were highly entertaining if a little over-the-top! A touch too shouty and same (well same for the first half). As was said earlier, maybe the set length was too long? Bizarre but interesting to witness
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 04:51:39 PM »

Nope.  The other band of the weekend (together with Sin Dogs) that I didn't enjoy.  Just OTT antics, shouty vocals, loud music and little gypsy-ish about it (other than in a couple of places).
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2019, 05:34:39 PM »

Really enjoyed them - like a crazy version of the Levellers... Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2019, 05:49:30 PM »


Nope. †The other band of the weekend (together with Sin Dogs) that I didn't enjoy. †Just OTT antics, shouty vocals, loud music and little gypsy-ish about it (other than in a couple of places).
Itís funny is it?  Grin
I loved the OTT antics, shouty vocals, loud music and the swearing didnít bother me in the slightest. I thought they had bags of energy and were great fun. Would love to see them again  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2019, 07:19:46 PM »

I saw them a few years ago at Cambridge FF and loved them there. I loved them here too. Just fantastically, over the top bonkersness. Just what I needed.

Maybe a Marmite band?

(I think itís interesting that I can go to a gig with someone and have a totally different experience to them, one of us loving something, the other being left cold by it. Maybe itís just all about perception, our mood at the time in the end.)
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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2019, 10:17:10 PM »

Definitely a Marmite band as Diane suggested!

We really felt it wasnít in keeping for a demographic with a lot of very mature people and very little children with all the swearing  and I didnít get anything from the Ďmusicí.

Glad others found it entertaining, though!
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2019, 10:58:49 PM »

i already knew i loved them but it was G's first time seeing them and she was blown away!
definitely marmite but i am so glad they were booked.  i'm just sorry i had a touch of heatstroke and felt unwell on thursday otherwise i would have been on the barrier with my head in a speaker!
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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2019, 11:23:41 PM »

Very Marmite. We liked their energy and humour. Nice people, too, leaving a note thanking the wardrobe ladies for looking after them.
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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2019, 03:01:05 AM »

This was my disappointment band of the festival.  Lots of energy, sure, but instead of enticing  me in to enjoying their music they just kept shouting at me.. I really wanted to enjoy them but it was just relentless shouting.
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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2019, 08:01:19 AM »


This was my disappointment band of the festival. †Lots of energy, sure, but instead of enticing †me in to enjoying their music they just kept shouting at me.. I really wanted to enjoy them but it was just relentless shouting.


That was my impression. I havenít heard any recorded material but if the live sound is what they sound like on record, I cannot see myself buying any to listen to at home!
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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2019, 11:18:12 AM »


 it was just relentless shouting.


You're saying that like it's a bad thing.  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2019, 11:33:22 AM »

They were shouting at me, not with me...
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