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Blogtober Day 3: Kodaline – Sound Knowledge, Marlborough, 30/09/18

Blogtober Day 3: Kodaline – Sound Knowledge, Marlborough, 30/09/18

With a bite in the breeze and the night drawing in fast, standing in the courtyard outside Cafe Thirty8 on Sunday evening proved that autumn has well and truly arrived. It’s the perfect season for listening to a band like Kodaline: their indie-pop is laced […]

Review: Deaf Havana – Sound Knowledge Marlborough, 09/08/18

Review: Deaf Havana – Sound Knowledge Marlborough, 09/08/18

With the heatwave over and a cool breeze in the air, it was the perfect day for a family-friendly acoustic set. Taking place in the courtyard outside Sound Knowledge and Cafe Thirty8 at lunchtime, an eager group of fans were thanking their lucky stars for […]

Review: The Wombats – Sound Knowledge Marlborough, 14/02/2018

Review: The Wombats – Sound Knowledge Marlborough, 14/02/2018

Although the relentless rain refused to stop for a single second, the room – and the courtyard outside – were packed with people desperate to see The Wombats. The Liverpudlian trio have built a loyal fanbase over the past 15 years, and with the release of their fourth album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, they’re continuing to make chart-friendly, singalong stuffed indie rock.

Vocalist Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy shared that the band were having “the craziest week since sliced bread”, with numerous performances and signings at venues around the country. Taking to the stage 30 minutes after advertised, they ran through a remarkably brief soundcheck before diving into recent single Lemon to a Knife Fight.

Playing a mixture of old and new material, the band sped through renditions of Greek Tragedy, new track Turn and fan favourite Let’s Dance To Joy Division before leaving the stage.


The Wombats performing Turn, from their newest album.


Old but gold: Let’s Dance to Joy Division

Although they only performed four songs, the band made the effort to perform tracks from most of their previous releases (only excluding 2011’s This Modern Glitch), and despite the downpour outside, it was impossible to leave the building without a little piece of summer warming up an otherwise chilly Valentine’s day.

Setlist:

Lemon to a Knife Fight
Greek Tragedy
Turn
Let’s Dance to Joy Division

If you’re interested in purchasing a copy of Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, please consider using my Amazon affiliate link. The Wombats are touring throughout the UK in March: if you can get hold of a ticket, you’ll be in for an extremely fun night.

Alyce

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Review: Don Broco – HMV Oxford Street, 02/02/18

Review: Don Broco – HMV Oxford Street, 02/02/18

To celebrate the release of Don Broco’s third album, Technology, the four Bedford boys decided to precede their UK headline tour with a series of acoustic sets and signings. With the band arriving 30 minutes later than expected, eager fans were treated to a playback of Technology […]