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Review: Vetiver @ Cecil Sharp House, London. Feb 28th 09.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , , , , , on March 2, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Vetiver @ Cecil Sharp House, Feb 28th 09 by musicmule.co.uk

Veitver – Miles Apart

‘It’s hard to concentrate with this jazz sexscape going on up here, in fact that’s going to be the name of my new jam band’ says Andy Cabic, Vetiver’s mercurial frontman. He’s talking about the bizarre mural spanning the width of this hall at Cecil Sharp House, the home of the English Folk, Dance and Song Society. The Society has opened its doors to this San Franciscan band for their sold out show this evening. Word of mouth going round the toilets is that the concert is the Guardian’s best thing to see in London tonight but for the record I’m pretty sure MusicMule recommended it months ago!

The band, as ever, seem to be in a relaxed yet musically focused mood. The first track I note is ‘You May Be Blue’ from Vetiver’s 2006 album To Find Me Gone (TFMG). It’s one of the jammier tracks, of which there are several, up Vetiver’s collective sleeve. It starts with a chugging guitar riff and slowly gathers steam for three minutes before eventually breaking out into a mini psych-folk rock out which is stopped, as always, with perfect timing. Continue reading