I was right at the front with about half a dozen of my friends - all singing along, dancing, and grinning like absolute loons. It was my second time seeing the band, after going down to London for the album launch, and I was proudly wearing my 'Too schooled for cool' T-shirt (until I got far too hot from dancing). But it was the first time for most of the others. We had a fantastic time! My ears are still ringing slightly, my head hurts, and my throat is hoarse from singing and cheering, but it was so worth it...
I was particularly happy to hear 'Our daughters will never be free', as I don't think that was played at the album gig. It's a favourite among my feminist friends, and it was epic live - Julia standing up to play it, and giving it her all.
I have slowly been converting even more people on my friends list. Three of these new fans came along to the gig last night, and another has purchased T-shirts from the website. I've also been pimping the band out on an indie music LJ comm, and had a lot of positive feedback. Fear not, band, if you're lurking - I haven't uploaded the album, just some favourite songs!
If there's anyone here who hasn't seen them play, I suggest you move heaven and earth to do so. The album just doesn't capture how powerful and energetic (and loud) they are live! And, if you'll forgive a brief diversion into shallowness, they're all really hot too :)