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.