— THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE

THE ACORN + FLEET FOXES = WOW.

FLEET FOXES

Errr,, as you can see, I saw Fleet Foxes live last night at the Roundhouse. I actually was mean’t to go Sunday night, but couldn’t because I was working on some shit… But I chanced my arm last night and they let me in! And boy was it worth the chance. The Fleet Foxes were excellent. Their harmonies absolutely pin sharp, the songs as exquisite as you come to expect and a genuine rapport between band and crowd, some of the mid song banter was brilliant.
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However, the limelight was almost stolen by the support act. A similarly hairy group called the Acorn. (Myspaz page here) It had similarities to the Fleet Foxes in harmonies and songs structures, but a little bit more meat on the guitar bones, with real hints of Spacemen 3/early Spiritualized. The album Glory Hope Mountain is becoming part of my collection today. I recommend you do the same…

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Observed in the toilets.

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