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24 July, 2009

Hark! A Triumph...

Last night at the Static Gallery in Liverpool The Wild Swans played an absolutely stunning set to a packed house. Opening with Bible Dreams and then a storming Archangels both from the Bringing Home The Ashes album, they swaggered through a set that held the audience rapt throughout, covering all stages of the band's illustrious (albeit somewhat wayward) career, from both sides of the classic Zoo debut single, The Revolutionary Spirit/God Forbid through to both sides of the current Occultation 10" English Electric Lightning/The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years and taking in material from the two late 80s Sire albums. From a personal point of view it was the stately majesty of No Bleeding that gave me goosebumps but there were too many high points to mention them all. This is a band at the very top of its game. After ending the set with the grandeur of Rev Spirit the band returned augmented by Will Sergeant, in a three-pronged guitar attack, to tear their way through Melting Blue Delicious, Bringing Home The Ashes and a rousing Tangerine Temple

All tickets for tonight's show at the same venue have gone, although there might be one or two places available on the door, depending on space - if you're planning to come then we'd advise you to get their early. Apart from anything else you really shouldn't miss the captivating set by harpist Rebecca Joy Sharp, she was absolutely magical last night and I'm sure I wasn't alone in that opinion. 

Anyway... We've done it once. Now we're going to do it all again.