Sneaky Pete’s was packed out and loaded us all in a tardis back in time to the early 70s with Trembling Bells, what a great trip! ‘Acid Folk’ has been used as a name for their particular blend of psychedelia and folk, pretty appropriate and though I wasn’t sure what to expect, it was brilliant and I smiled all the way through. Think Fairport Convention meets early Pink Floyd, might give you a clue.
Lavinia Blackwell provides the focus for most of the songs with her pure but distinctive voice. Drummer Alex Neilson is main song writer and seems to be band leader, he does the bantering and some of the singing. But it’s a whole band effort, entertaining and extended instrumental wig outs punctuate the songs. Nice!
Ambitious songs too, with proggy twists and turns, and unusual lyrics and titles too … ‘My Father Was A Collapsing Star’ was particularly nuts, but in a really good way, and ‘Christ’s Entry Into Govan’ is genius! Must see again … soon!
8/11 – Attended by George, Andy, John
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