The Pastels, Taken By Trees

Then, on Friday 7th, we were out again! This time to see the fabulous Pastels and Taken By Trees at Debaser Medis (themed drinks pictured above).

We’d popped by early to see if anyone was about and The Pastels had just finished soundchecking. Stephen very kindly took pity on our poor, wizened, weather-beaten faces and put us on the guestlist. He’s a lovely man! 🙂

First on was Taken By Trees, which is the new project of Victoria Bergsman who used to be the lead singer in The Concretes. It was a very gentle set for such a large, rock’n’roll venue but the audience were quiet as a pin so it went over well. Not personally my cup of tea (bit too spooky and quiet) but TBT do have quite a knack of commanding an audience with ghostly wisps of songs.

And then The Pastels! It’s been around ten years since I last saw them but they’ve only grown better and… well, wilder in the interim. My fave track was a new one, the second of two they played. It’s hard to describe but it kind of sounded like Bernard Herrmann. On guitars. Yep! They played a great, varied set and then the audience demanded more. So they launched into a bit of a greatest hits and sent the front row pogoing to ‘Baby Honey.’ 🙂

A lovely night out! And thanks for the badge, Katrina! 🙂

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