15 October, 2014

Gig Review… Pool & The 1975 @ Theaterfabrik, Munich 10th Ocotber 2014

When one of the indie world's most-hyped bands comes to town you can expect a great evening. Manchester's The 1975 did not fail to deliver to their 1000 people strong crowd.
Hamburg band "Pool" got the, mostly teenage girl, gig-goers in the right mood with an energetic indie-rock set. As people in the crowd agreed that Pool had similarities with Foals, I noticed some Two Door Cinema Club influences in their music.
  The second Matt Healy stepped on stage a painfully large section of the crowd started screaming-adament not to stop until long after the last chords were played. Luckily it didn't take long for the band to drown out the screaming, as they kicked off their set with "The City". The beginning of each song was met with outbursts of joy from the crowd, which seemed to be loving every second of The 1975's time on stage. The band's stage show broadcast a somewhat mysterious atmosphere, only features being visible through the sea of steam. A constant source of light was the massive white square which always features at The 1975's live performances. Acting as a foglight it illuminated Matt Healy prowling across stage with a bottle of wine in is hand - displaying ultimate casualness. Technical difficulties are part of the business, but Healy used the time to take photos with fans and smoke.
As we've been predicting for ages this band is going to be absolutely massive in the not-so-distant future and their set in Munich just proved that they're on the right track.

The 1975 played:
The City 
So Far (It's Alright) 
She Way Out 
Settle Down 
Heart Out