232 - Black Keys

We went to a gig last night. We saw the Black Keys at the Fleece and Firkin. Only one word needed: amazing. They really were. It was one of the best gigs I’ve been to in a long time, at least as good, if not better, than the Muse gig.

You’ll need some background to understand quite why we were so blown over. I first heard the Black Keys on 6music a few months ago, playing a live set on John Peel’s show. I was listening to it in the background, not properly, only taking away the fact that I quite liked the music and that it was the Black Keys playing.

A couple of weeks later I noticed the Black Keys were playing near us. I thought to myself, that name rings a bell… I downloaded a few tracks, realised they were pretty good and bought some tickets. You have to understand that at this point we didn’t know anything more than the band played good music. We didn’t know who they were, where they were from or anything else about them. Also, when you listen to their music it sounds like there’s a full band of three or four people playing. We just assumed this to be the case.

Anyway, we got to the gig and two guys come on. Where’s the rest of the band, we’re thinking. Then they start playing and we realise there are only two of them and they can make a hell of a lot of noise. Amazing band. Great live. Excellent songs. Go and see them as soon as you can.

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