Friday, December 07, 2018

The Cardigans at the Hammersmith Apollo

London. Friday 07-December-2018.

A full on Swedish programme. The Cardigans celebrating 20 years since the release of Gran Turismo supported by two more Swedish bands, Jenny Wilson and Moto Boy

The support acts were good and with almost Swiss efficiency came on at the appointed time and played for their allotted half hour. I think every Swede in London was in the audience.

We listen to the album Long Gone Before Daylight which Mary plays on a regular basis and almost every time I ask "Who are we listening to?" So curiously familiar and yet unknown. The Cardigans set was them playing the complete Gran Turismo album including the excellent single "Erase/Rewind".

Renowned for Sound write:
"Perrson and her band emerged a little after 9pm and set out to deliver a masterful performance of a truly iconic record with the eerie Paralyzed washing over the venue and transporting us back to the bands heyday before first major single offering, Erase/Rewind had the crowd dancing and belting along with the Swedish hit-makers.
The Cardigans aren’t a band who tour very frequently so the opportunity to see such a 90’s staple is truly amazing. To see the band perform their most successful record and one that helped shape the face of 90’s pop/rock takes things to a whole new level. Each track was performed with expert precision and true to its original form making Friday nights performances a truly magical experience for a Cardigans fan." Full review...
All this preceded by an excellent meal at The Dartmouth Castle gastro pub. Top notch evening.

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