Friday, 12 February 2010

Lostprophets/Kids In Glass Houses/Hexes @ Brixton Academy

General opinion is that Hexes put in a great performance. As per usual I am ther late and miss it, but the crowd certainly seemed warmed up.

Kids In Glass Houses are a band about to morph into an entirely different beast. Judging by their move to a sharp indie look and songs that have more in common with Feeder and The Stereophonics than than pop tinged rock bluster of their storming "Smart Casual" debut. It's a process that is clearly still not complete and both band and audience seem slightly unsure how they feel about it. Still, it has every potential to be huge, with the skyscraper sized choruses of songs such as 'Summertime' promising huge things for imminent new album 'Dirt'.

Lostprophets on the other hand are a band that know their territory and their sound inside out. They've been doing this for 10+ years now and they simply own the stage. Tonight's show is by no means a best by the band, weighing far too heavily on material from their new album. A lot of the songs that maybe didn't hit instantly on album make much more sense live, and the response to "Where We Belong" suggest the fans love The Betrayed, regardless of the mixed response it received from critics.

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