Worth waiting for: MGMT, Astoria
Well. If you think Kate Nash is irritating, avoid Florence and the Machine like the plague. My teeth are still grinding. It was so awful that I was driven to heckle. Anyway thank god for MGMT and their charisma and decent songs. Plus something for the ladies – a bit of bare chest (visible above). I’ve been playing this record to death but I wasn’t sure how it would work live. After all, it is quite mixed- the smart lyrics and pop hooks of ‘Time to Pretend’, the reedy Neil Young of ‘Pieces of What’, the Lips-ish cloak rock of ‘4th Dimensional Transition’. But it all sounded great. Of course they ran out of material – early days yet after all – but the rough-and-ready semi-improvised finale gave them another chance to do the party thing. I liked it. One band that deserves the hype, then.
Time To Pretend – MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
Pieces of What – MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
4th Dimensional Transition – MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
Photo by Siobhan