This show was one of the best I’ve seen all year. I definitely appreciate two-band bills (which seem to be pretty rare these days), especially when those two bands are as high quality as Fanfarlo and Freelance Whales.
The latter have been creating quite a buzz lately, and with good reason. Their debut album, Weathervanes, has been getting a lot of play on my iPod, and with lyrics like, “and if you’re partial to the night sky, if you’re vaguely attracted to rooftops?” how could I not swoon?
And wow – their live show. It was…joyous. I’m talking about the bouncing-around-the-stage-with-huge-grins-on-their-faces kind of joy. It was as infectious as their music, and they absolutely stunned everyone in the room with their set. I was sad to see them leave the stage.