Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Vampire Weekend

Posh students slumming it in a Berkshire field? It's not likely to be anyone from Reading Uni, so it must be Vampire Weekend. Quite how such an enormous hotchpotch of musical influences tapped into the zeitgeist will probably never be understood, but the rapturous reception which greets opener 'Mansard Roof' indicates that this is one band who won't have to work to win over their audience this weekend. In fact, it is almost indecent that a band with only one album to their name should have so many good, crowd-pleasing, songs to their name, but the following salvo of 'Campus', 'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa' and 'M79' not only has the entire tent on their feet, it has people running from outside to join in. Lead singer Ezra Koenig says very little at all during the set, but the broad grin he wears throughout betrays just how lucky he and the rest of the band feel to be here.

Cheese says: I wasn't sure about them at first, but that 'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa' really got me shaking my bottom.


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