Wire/Clinic – Drill Festival Sat 22nd April

Went along to the Saturday of a 3 day Drill Festival in Leeds which celebrated Wire’s 40th anniversary but looking forward rather than back.

Tickets were around mid-20s mark for the day which was great value considering all the bands you had access to.  Checked out a few others including JoeyFat who was very entertaining (watched on by Wire’s rhythm section in the crowd).  Lead singer resplendent in what appeared to be a kiddies matador outfit.

 

 

Never seen Clinic live but I’ve always had a soft spot for them.  They were very good and played a lot of their first album to the delight of the crowd.  Will be checking them out live in their own right.

 

 

Wire appeared at around 10pm.  I think it’s fair to say the crowd were waning by now but they put on a blinding performance.  Despite the look back bores “Three Girl Rhumba” got an airing. They continue to release quality albums and put on great live shows.  I look forward to their 50th anniversary as there’s no signs of them slowing down.

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