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Darling Buds



Sat 23 Nov 2019
The Lexington, Islington, London
Artists watched: Darling Buds, Helen Love

Ticket for the Darling Buds

Ticket no. 7, nice ...

The Darling Buds don't play as many gigs as they used to but they are still "active" so it was good to catch them at least once this year.

Flyer for the Darling Buds

I realised I hadn't seen Helen Love live before so got down nice and early to catch them. They did remind me of a female-fronted Carter USM who sing all their songs about "boys" but it was still a great set.

Helen Love

Helen Love

As a father who played the Mary, Mungo and Midge DVD every single night in order to get my son to sleep, I appreciated the end credit slide on the slideshow too ...

Helen Love

I chatted to the Darling Buds' guitarist Matt before the show, who said that a new album's worth of songs had been written but they had a few problems in getting together to record them. 2020 could be the year ... Quite a few of the new songs were on display tonight, and some of the songs were also beefed up by a brass section, which could also be the shape of things to come too. Whatever the case, looking forward to buying more Darling Buds records at some point in the future!

The Darling Buds

The Darling Buds

The Darling Buds

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Setlist:
  • Crystal Clear
  • Big Head
  • Spin
  • Lost Time
  • Complicated
  • Please Yourself
  • Hey St Jude
  • It's All Up To You
  • Evergreen
  • Tiny Machine
  • It Makes No Difference
  • Giddy In A Good Way
  • Oh No You Don't
  • Jump In
  • Long Day In The Universe
  • Sure Thing
  • Shame On You
  • Burst
  • Hit The Ground
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