I first saw the band in York in October 2009, supporting Richard Hawley in York. I said then: “I’m looking forward to seeing them again”. Well since then they’ve played the 2010 SXSW and plenty of other live shows. It’s obvious that this has really improved them as a live band. Their music continues to be an interesting mix of folk/blues and bluegrass. You can see a couple of rather darkly lit videos here, filmed by the pillock who was blocking my view! I heartily recommend their excellent CD, Through Low Light And Trees. Once again I’m looking forward to seeing them again, but much sooner this time, I hope.
30 January, Band Of Horses at Leeds O2 Academy. I didn’t know anything by BOH until my mate Julien burnt me a copy of Infinite Arms. I liked it so much I bought it myself! Tonight I’m accompanying Julien to see them and they are fantastic! Excellent musicians, spot on harmonies and between song banter that is both funny and modest. They play 21 tracks and not a duffer amongst them. The song that raises the roof from a sell out crowd is Factory. Go see them if you get the chance.
Set List: Part One; Ode to LRC; Bats; Factory;Compliments; Marry Song; Cigarettes, Wedding Bands; Window Blues; Laredo; NW Apt.; Is There A Ghost?; The Great Salt Lake; Dujour Of The Day; Older; The General Specific; Weed Party; Islands on the Coast; Monsters; Evening Kitchen; No One’s Gonna Love You; The Funeral.