Last time I saw the stonergaze guys and girl of True Widow they played as support of The Men. They easily won the game. This time they compete with Kurt Vile & The Violators. On Viles albums ‘Smoke Ring for My Halo’ and ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze’ you hear psychedelics, rock and folk. With an outstanding show on Best Kept Secret this year the crowd in the Effenaar shall fall in love this time also.
First there is time to chill on the slow moving vibes of ‘Circumambulation’ and some older songs of True Widow. After a stressful day at work or school this trio is the perfect remedy. If the Effenaar would have couches it was the perfect moment to digest your meal you’ve had a couple of moments before.
Unfortunately after two songs a guitar string breaks and the complete atmosphere of slow wiggling hips is gone. In the resting thirty minutes they pick it up again. Fall in love with the beautiful voices of Nicole Estill and D.H. Philips while the bass is vibrating in the air and grooves on the guitar rhythms and slow pounding drums. The music is eerie, slow, repeating and maybe a bit boring but those into it will feel the hypnotic factor.
The mesmerizing effect during Kurt Vile & The Violators isn’t working out on your reviewer. Especially the Bob Dylan alike vocals are working constantly on the nerves. I mean my nerves because the complete crowd is chilling on the sixties garage sound of Kurt Vile and his men. Some great melodies are filling the ether but again the vocals are irritating me. After five songs I am done and leaving the building. I truly expect the crowd loved all the songs afterwards.
The double bill didn’t work out for me; True Widow saved my night and this is the first review written before the headline show was over. Next time a more violating band please!
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