But apparently, Thea Gilmore’s fans don’t like it.
I appreciate that her sound is changing – there’s a more rock vibe to a lot of her most recent album, that people who went for the more folky sound of her earlier stuff may not go for. I appreicate that if they liked her more acoustic stuff, they may not enjoy the full band. And I admit that it was bloody hot in that venue (Islington Academy), but I don’t think I’ve ever been to a gig with a more inert audience. Half the people standing near me (and I was pretty well toward the front) had their arms folded across their chests, and didn’t look like they were enjoying themselves at all.
Still, I really enjoyed the set, and would probably go and see her again, in the hope that the crowd will be more prepared to move a little.
In other gig news, Nick Cave has a new album out in September and is playing Brixton in November as a result. Hurrah!