Friday, 7 May 2010
Last night we went to see Biffy Clyro at Hammersmith. We had been given tickets for Christmas by Tracy's brother, David and his then fiance Becky (they got married just after Christmas). We have seen Biffy Clyro before and they had put on a good show. For once we made it in time for the support, which turned out to be two bands. The first, Rolo Tomassi were interesting - a fusion of thrash metal and progressive rock with a keyboard player whose ipod probably had an unhealthy percentage of storage dedicated to Rick Wakeman! The female lead singer literally screamed her way through the set. I'm sure that they will have a devout fan base, but I can't see them headlining V or Reading any time soon. Saying that, at least they were memorable which is more than can be said for the second support, The Twilight Sad. I can't tell you much about them as I switched off after a couple minutes and started writing my next blog entry in my head! Biffy Clyro came on around 9.30 and played for a crowd pleasing 90 minutes. A good mix of tracks from their more commercially successful last 2 albums, some older ones along with a simple but very effective light show made for a good gig.