Friday, 22 February 2008

HOT: NME Shockwaves Awards Tour 2008, Brixton Academy Brixton

The Brixton Academy is one cool venue and a great place for people watching - although I felt like I was a middle-aged crank staring at all the young people in their cool outfits. Does It Offend You, Yeah had some great beats but was completely unoriginal, synthing their way 80s style through some shouty tracks. Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jongs were just plain boring. The Cribs really got it going and were much better than their last foray at the O2 Wireless Festival last year - great tunes, stage-diving and a tumble of the bass drum at the end.

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