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The Lovekevins Live

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What better way to end the week than ordering some pizza and having home made panna cotta with your mum’s homemade-but-not-quite-solidified strawberry jam on top for dessert afterwards?

Going to see a band just down the road afterwards, for example. And not just a random band but even a Swedish one – I’ve got a soft spot for those. The Lovekevins were playing the final gig of their tour in Göttingen of all places. And they played a cool set of electro-indie-pop for us which I rather enjoyed.

Three of them played a somewhat minimalist (which I think is quite cool) drum set, a guitar and mike for singing and some electronic toys occasionally joined by a trumpet. While I am not the biggest fan of electronics in live gigs as they make it somewhat hard to tell what the point of somebody standing there to play them is, the other parts were very cool. The transparent drumming, the guitar sounding somewhat like a keyboard after processing and the singer unpretentiously blending in with the rest of the music rather than grabbing all the attention.

Not the new rock’n’roll, but I liked it.

They also had some really nice projections on the wall while they were playing with little upside-down birds flying. Just like on their CD:

Upside down birds from the CD cover art

The CD fails to contain quite a bit of the atmosphere they had in the music when playing live unfortunately, with some of the songs sounding a bit flat and dull. I blame technology. Uh, and nice T-shirts as well. And a record label named Songs I wish I had written. Who could disagree with that?

June 11, 2007, 1:19

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Comment by d.w.: User icon

I wonder if they’re named after the Wedding Present song.

June 18, 2007, 22:29

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