Sunday, July 24, 2016

ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK (London Royal Albert Hall, 09/05/16)

So, apparently OMD have a few more songs than "Enola Gay" under their belt? The Merseyside band, by their own admission, seem to be genuinely chuffed to be headlining a sold-out Albert Hall 35 years into a career where their eccentric, before-its-time synth-pop hasn't always been appreciated, and that comes through in an impressive performance augmented with some quite phenomenal lighting. Plus, though they were only supposed to be play tracks from their first two albums they still found room to fit in a certain song named after a nuclear warhead. Which was nice.

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