The Raveonettes / Village Underground
Monday night saw Danish duo The Raveonettes bring their huge fuzz sound and angelic voices to the centre of East London, which saw them delve in to their expansive 10 years worth of material
Before the band had even set foot on stage there was a great sense of presence, the exposed brick walls of Village Underground and minimal low lighting set the perfect setting for what was to come. What was to come was a set that could be described as 'the very best of The Raveonettes'.
Featuring staple songs such as 'That Great Love Sound' from 2003's 'Chain Gang of Love' album, the must listen to 'Aly, Walk With Me' from the incredible 'Lust Lust Lust' EP and newer material from latest album 'Observator'. The new material blends in with their older crafts, though this is far from a bad thing. There's a certain recipe to create a Raveonettes song, if there isn't a snare drenched in reverb and a wall of sound fuzz guitar at one point or another in the mix then I'd be worried. But what is new for 'Observator' is the addition of the piano, normally Wagner would play these parts on guitar but this album has seen him opt to stick to the twinkling keys (perhaps the cherry on top?).
Needless to say fans were kept surprised, raptures of applause burst at the beginning and at the very end of each song. The set was tight and the band continuously thanked the audience for being there. Although that was the only interaction the fans received, but then again this was an intense dreamy shoe gaze gig not a Robbie Williams come back.