Palladium, Heads We Dance
The Faversham on 20th October 2007
Reviewed by Dave on 22nd October 2007
Heads We Dance
God I love this band, they are damn brilliant live and the new songs that they played tonight just prove that they have talent by the bucket loads.
There are definite sounds of the 80’s mixed with Alex Kapranos style vocals from the energetic frontman, Pierre. Everything is brought together seamlessly to create a wonderfully disco set and like I said earlier new songs like ‘My Heart is Set on You’ show that there is no shortage of creativity in the foursome.
The only thing that marred the set for me was the constant feedback throughout one song, but having seen the band sound checking it seemed that they had been having a few problems, so that can be forgiven.
I should probably stop gushing now, I’ll finish by saying that I’m looking forward to seeing what Heads We Dance do in the very near future.
I didn’t know what to expect from Palladium but a lead singer who pulled a face like a squirrel whilst singing and a keyboard player who looked like a Goldie Looking Chain reject were not on the list of expectations.
Strange facial expressions aside Palladium delivered a rather powerfully driven set, with guitar riffs bordering on being outright metal-y, but there was always a feeling that at any moment the band would explode into a glam rock power ballad.
When all is said and done, the band were very capable and had a great stage presence, the let down was in the vocals which were almost completely incomprehensible and I just had the feeling they were a little on the gimmicky side.
The set was good, but I just didn’t enjoy it and I’m not sure why, still Palladium are worth seeing if you get the chance, just don’t take any nuts with you.
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