Southampton Guildhall Review

A slightly indifferent review of the Southampton show in today’s Southern Daily Echo:

And 2009 is already being tipped as THE year the miserable and majestic trio from Manchester finally turns critical acclaim into mainstream success.

Rave reviews for their new album Kingdom of Rust saw it shoot to Number 2 on the charts last month and their return to Southampton Guildhall after years in the wilderness was highly anticipated.

Which is why it was so surprising that the gig proved to be slightly disappointing.

To read the rest of the review, click here. has uploaded some excellent photos of Saturday’s Brixton show. There are also some pictures of the soundcheck and of the NME competition winners that were let in for the soundcheck. To view the pictures, click here.

Southampton Guildhall 2005

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Southampton Guildhall 2002

Southampton Guildhall, September 28th 2002

Notes: Taken from my old gig book. I wrote at the time: AMAZING! Great show, crowd seemed well up for it. Running order changed slightly to calm crowd down. Was stood next to a 10 year old kid who was taken to the show by his Dad, his first ever show. Jimi made sure he got a setlist at the end.

I noted later on, this was probably the best show of the Winter Tour after Glasgow & Manchester.

Support: The Delgados

There Goes The Fear
Sea Song
Friday’s Dust
The Last Broadcast
Where We’re Calling From
The Man Who Told Everything
Catch The Sun
Caught By The River
The Cedar Room

Here It Comes