Sunday 27 February 2011

From Yucky Shampoo to Team Power!

British Sea Power bringing the
New Forest to Norwich Waterfront!
It was another busy week of gigs in Norwich for me as I got to catch Gruff Rhys and Yuck at the Arts Centre and British Sea Power and the Go! Team at the Waterfront.

Last Sunday Gruff Rhys turned up at Norwich Arts Centre to promote his new album Hotel Shampoo with support from his backing band Y Niwi. It was another brilliant night of music from the Super Furry Animals frontman full of birds and shampoo. Not forgetting the Candylion!

It was on to Norwich Waterfront on Monday night for the British Sea Power gig with support from Bo Ninjen. It was like British Sea Power were trying to recreate the New Forest as branches appeared on the stage and in the audience by the end of the night. As well as the trees British Sea Power were flying the flag. We can run all night with the noise of nature in the air.

It was back to Norwich Waterfront on Thursday night to see the Go! Team with support from Banjo or Freakout who as well as droning me out seemed to freak me out as well! Shine on you freaky dancer banjo or not!

It was all systems go with the Go! Team as they hit the floor running. They brought loads of energy to the Waterfront and put us all in a party mood with their lively fun set. By the end of the night they had us all trying to head butt the ceiling!

Saturday night belonged to Yuck at Norwich Arts Centre with support from 2:54 who took us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. No leaves on the line tonight! Also supporting were Fanzine who had some typing errors, alas life is like that sometimes.

Yuck took to the stage big hair and all as they tried to join the major leagues with their grunge sound. They took us on a journey back to the future taking in Seattle circa 1991 on the way. Great energy from the band as they gave us a night to remember.

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