Live Review: Silversun Pickups – Oxford Academy 2 – Monday 6th July 2009

By on Tuesday, 7th July 2009 at 12:43 am

Silversun Pickups (side)I’m going to keep this short, as I’m no expert on the Silversun Pickups and their music. I caught them tonight at Oxford’s Academy 2, thinking they’d provide a nice 45 minutes or so of music. Instead, they provided an amazing soundscape for almost 100 minutes, merging material from their two albums with a decent sized bit of banter from Brian Aubert and co.

The material from their debut album, Carnavas got the biggest cheers of the night, however their new stuff manages to sound bigger and filled the hot and sweaty venue. Playing over their curfew, it was clear from the off that they were having fun and enjoying their time in the UK.

Support came from Animal Kingdom, who offered a blend of Editors / Athlete / Thirteen Senses stuff, all of which were capably delivered, but a bit bland. Possibly ones to watch once they’ve found their niche.

After the jump: pictures. Silversun Pickups’ UK tour finishes tomorrow night at London’s Heaven.

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