Saturday 29 January 2011
I went to see Allo Darlin' at the Captain's Rest last night. Their album was one of the highlights of last year for me and Dreaming made the Tracks of My Year. I didn't quite know what to expect live, there was a possibility that this could end up all twee and horrible. I needn't have worried, it turned out to be a great night with the band sounding fuller live than they do on record and not a hint of twee, even when Elizabeth came on on for the first encore just her and her ukulele and performed Tallulah which turned out to be quite beautiful. As for the arses who carried on their conversation through this, why the fuck do you bother going to see bands?.
Anyway, if you want a good night out with plenty of unassuming happy indie pop and you can get to either Manchester tonight, or Bristol, Cardiff, Cambridge or London over the next week you could do worse than go and see Allo Darlin' I guarantee that you will leave the venue smiling, if they can make a grumpy git like me smile well.
Allo Darlin' - Kiss Your Lips