Friday, 5 March 2010

The Antlers @ Union Chapel

On Wednesday evening, I had the pleasure of seeing The Antlers in the beautiful surrounds of the Union Chapel, my favourite venue in London. I can't think of anywhere with the same combination of incredible acoustics, full seating, reasonable ticket prices, and the option to have a cup of tea between bands. Very important.

They played all the songs from 'Hospice', their heart-wrenching concept album reflecting on the illness and loss of a loved one. The arrangements were more subdued and pared-down than the album versions but worked perfectly in this venue.

It was a soaring and moving performance and there were many moments where I felt a lump in my throat. Just gorgeous.

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