Come Home / How Was It For You? / Johnny Yen / Sit Down / Stutter
Supporting Happy Mondays as part of Great British Music Weekend
Mr S, Sounds
The backdrop is swathed in floating flowers and Mysteron hoops as James belt out “Come Home” and “How Was It For You?”, Tim Booth looking like the unlikeliest teen idol yet with his Ten Pole Tudor chic and odd fondness for showing off fingers of snot to the cameras. “We thought you’d only be into dance music,” says this disgusting but charming frontman, clearly amazed by the warm reception he’s getting.
“Sit Down” is rapturously received and, as James climax with a flurry of scything violins and furious rocking axework accompanied by a mad strobelight frenzy, you can’t help feeling that very soon they’re going to be massive.