Friendly Fires Brixton Academy

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Much anticipated gig as Friendly Fires first album really hit a chord and was my album of 2009.

We stood just in front of the sound desk and had a great view. Sadly though the sound quality was not great and I think they must have cranked the bass to 11 as a flat wall of noise was projected throughout most of the set.

They tried to be funky but were just not tight enough. The guitarist seemed all over the place for a couple of songs mid-way through the set.

Their energy couldn’t be faulted and the crowd seemed happy to dance along.

The visuals worked well especially when a slow-mo animated parrot with it’s vibrant colours and graceful movement was displayed. It went brilliantly with the track.

Overall an ok gig with some good highlites.

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