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Review: The Thermals, The Lexington, Feb 9th 2009.

Posted in Gigs, Music Reviews with tags , , on February 10, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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So I came into this evening relatively blind as far as my knowledge of The Thermals‘ material was concerned. I’d seen the band once before but this was a drunken, chance encounter which I never suitably followed up. Tonight I’m here on the recommendation of a friend, thanks Ollie, and I’m determined to pay more attention.

Support band Calories warm the audience up with their punky songs, comical lyrical interplay between all three members and warnings of ‘mosh circles’. The novelty wears off quickly and I’m left badly wanting of some substance and a little offended by some of their squeaks and squals.

The Thermals play to a sold out Lexington tonight, a venue that boasts one of the most exciting live programs around since it changed from it’s Clockwork incarnation last year. This isn’t a one off for the band either, four of their five UK dates in February sold out in good time and it’s clear from the outset that there are a lot of dedicated fans in the audience this evening eager to share their knowledge of the band’s previous three albums.

For someone unfamiliar with the band on record it was still easy to pick out some of their big numbers. One being Continue reading