Last night’s show at the Half Moon was really a lot of fun. The band have announced more dates in September in bigger venues this morning, including London’s Roundhouse.
The opening salvo of Interstellar Overdrive > Astronomy Domine was sensational and exciting. Sound was excellent and the band were having lots of fun. The musicians hardly disappointed throughout the show. There was lots of stage banter and some very adventurous set choices. Great to hear Bike and Point Me At The Sky played live.
Guy Pratt is a fantastic player and Mason lets him clown around in a way that David Gilmour never did. I was suprrised to prefer Guy’s singing to Gary Kemp’s. Kemp’s vocal on Arnold Layne was the weakest of the night. Lee Harris impressed greatly on guitar. Mason’s drumming was just fantastic – he gets a dodgy rep as a drummer (like Ringo) that he just does not deserve. He also made a droll and entertaining speech.
I just loved the show from start to finish. It was well worth 30 quid a pop and a two hour drive home.