What does a band do if it can’t play its own single launch? Well that was the problem that faced FOUND when they were unable to perform at this evening’s single launch for ‘Anti-Climb Paint’ due to Ziggy’s tonsilitis. Their solution was to get friends to play their songs instead and they were so successful that MPK2, in tow, for the evening thoroughly enjoyed himself despite not getting to see the band themselves.
Opening act was Gummi Bako who concluded his hugely entertaining short set with his version of ‘Let Fidelity Break’. He was followed on by the Milnes who played a four song set of FOUND covers with ‘You’re No Vincent Gallo’ hilariously reworded to reflect FOUND’s current predicament.
The chocolate single itself was the next attraction, a dark chocolate version finally being persuaded to play a clearly recognisable version of ‘Anti-Climb Paint’ before being broken up and spread amongst the audience.
King Creosote then played a three song set, including an A-ha cover but not alas a FOUND one, before a FOUND member finally took to the stage in the shape of Kev in his River of Slime guise to conclude the evening with a set of cut-up samples and electronica.
It’s difficult to imagine that a single launch could survive the loss of its headliners – but this one did and in some style!
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