OK. I admit it – I’m a wimp. At 10 last night I decide to head for home even though that means missing Kid Canaveral, one of the acts I was most keen to see again. However the upside is that I hope to catch a few minutes of the Burns Unit before leaving. Inevitably however it’s running late and I get almost 45 minutes of them. They are absolutely fabulous, the perfect way to finish a great evening with a stunning breadth of vital material. Brilliant stuff.
Earlier I was one of the lucky few to get in to see Crail resident Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit open the whole shebang with a short acoustic set. Just 6 songs, all off MOF barring one new one, together with with a stop mid song for a gag in ‘Modern Leper’.
I also saw the excellent Rob St John and Emma Pollock (finally for the first time!). Her set isn’t the easiest to absorb since it’s mainly composed of slower, newer numbers (joined on backing vocals for a couple by Adem) but the final new song ‘Child In Me’ performed solo acoustic is superb. I’m sure the rest will follow.
Briefly boy-girl duo Slow Club were great fun – lots of energy and importantly tunes and they not only get some of the audience dancing but join us for a without amplication song to close.
That’s it for now – back off down the coast – hope to have more to say tomorrow about what looks like being a special day.