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And I Turned Round And There You Go

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Coolness is a fickle thing: in less then twelve months Fleet Foxes seem to have gone from hot ticket to snoozecore in the collective consciousness. So, by the time I saw them last night at the Roundhouse, expectations had slightly wilted and there was a touch of cycnicism in the air. If the band didn’t seem to be on quite the same psychic wavelength as the very mixed crowd then it didn’t effect their performance or reception though. Live they are surprisingly forceful, the music rolling and insistent, the many rough edges adding to the organic charm. It is all powered by Robin Pecknold’s extraordinary voice, good on record but quite amazing in the flesh.

They were supported by Vetiver who it has been my misfortune to see several times and who remain snoozecore to the max.

Written by Martin

25 February 2009 at 11:57

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