Hellogoodbye & Brixton


Last night I went to see Hellogoodbye, Say Anything, Go:Audio and Sherwood at the Carling Academy Brixton. Honestly, first gig I’ve ever been to, and it was so much fun. I actually can’t hear a thing right now, which isn’t great - but long-term, that’s got to be worth it.

Made Up Stories wasn’t bad, coming from a band I’d never heard of before, and Say Anything ending with Alive With The Glory of Love was… I want to use the word awesome, but feel like I’ve been saying it too much recently.

And then Hellogoodbye came on. To put it one way, you’d be pretty hard pressed to make me find a song that they played that wasn’t fantastic. I’m completely wow'ed, a shock and awe kinda moment. Everyone warned me that once I started listening to the “normal” songs again they just wouldn’t do it anymore, and now I see how right people were. They sound tinny and unfulfilling, which is such a shame - the associated positive effect is that I’ll just have to go and see them again live sometime - the negative is that this is their last tour for a while, to give them time to work on a new album.

Little update: Somebody’s posted three (1, 2, 3) videos on YouTube

Yeah, I know the image is of the The Maccabees from Nov ‘06 - just happens to be nicely (CC) licensed from Scott Roberts on Flickr


By Michael Henley on 08 December 2007 at 13:19:

Glad it was good Alex. Wish I could have gone. Another time perhaps…

By adam2z on 09 December 2007 at 16:06:

I’m hoping you had standing tickets. Right..?

By Alex Muller on 09 December 2007 at 16:11:

Ha, of course… what do you take us for? :D