Saw the Futureheads with Kubichek supporting at the Colchester Arts Centre on Thursday.
Yeah that's them alright, didn't get very close this time did I? Lights were quite nice though.
The venue itself should be fantastic - it's a deconsecrated church - but it's a pisspoor experience. The security, hired by the Arts Centre itself and not an outside company, were one of the worst bunches of motley oafs I've seen at a gig in a long time. For a capacity of about 300 there were about 20 of them, when I'm used to seeing between 0 and 1 for the same number. However I have to be thankful for their stupidity otherwise they would have had my camera and, no doubt, thrown me out - one of them mistook my camera for a phone and told me that since it was a phone I was to keep it but if it was a camera she was to have it. I mean, I was holding it pretty clearly, how stupid can you be in getting confused between one and the other? That's why I spent most of my time taking pictures hiding behind one of the church pillars.
Oh yes, the band - first time I had seen them live so it was good to be there all the same! I missed out at the Leeds festival 2 years ago when they were on at the ridiculously early time of 12.30pm. At Colchester they previewed a number of new songs from their forthcoming album "News and Tributes" which is out in May, and they played a couple of oldies too, including this one.