Thursday, April 25, 2013

Veronica Falls, Islington Assembly Rooms - 23 April

Mr went to see this band a while ago with another friend, and since I had never been to the assembly rooms I was happy to go along this time. Would recommend the venue - the toilets in particular are old-school in a good way and everything is very well-maintained. Also, the beverages were not extortionate - £4 for a cider is a reasonable sum.

Veronica Falls must be popular with Lond's ageing hipster crowd, as there were a lot of them there. She says, with her brown plastic framed glasses.

We got there in time for one of the opening acts, Comet Gain. A collection of haircuts from the 60s - one of the guys looked like the blonde one from the Monkees, although he didn't look as fresh-faced.They were kind of toe-tapping but I couldn't remember any of the song names.

Veronica Falls came on and provided the discussion for the evening, which was: why the bass player does not have a microphone. It looked odd. She sat over in the corner and played the bass. Occasionally she'd look out at the audience while the other three got to sing over the fairly grindy guitars and the drums. At one point I thought they were singing van houten credit card, but in reality it was dearly departed. Which is actually the song called Found Love in a Graveyard.

Ah well. Marks out of 10:
Venue: 9, although it is a bit of a trek from the tube/train. Plus there's lots of trendy places to eat/drink nearby
Band: 6. They were ok. Maybe if they give the poor bass player a microphone I'll up the number