, Miami Horror
Convention Centre: 1.3.10
It’s evident enough alone, from the hordes of young girls with an unnecessary amount of navel showing, that French electro-pop rockers Phoenix have crossed over from the musician’s band of indie heroes to that hip-as-fuck pop band that Nova are probably flogging to pieces.
But first we must endure Miami Horror who provide nothing more than bland electro-pop with a four to the floor dance beat and a bunch of unmemorable melodies. ‘Don’t Be With Her
’ sounds like they’ve been listening to far too many Prince records, namely ‘When Doves Cry
’ while ‘Sometimes
’ closes the set and is the most memorable thing by far.
The opening guitar-plunks of ‘Liztomania
’ are soon heard from the darkness and deafening screams fill the room as the almost-tribal drums get virtually everyone bouncing. The six band members are instantly professional, delivering note for note, beat for beat, synth-stab for synth-stab with meticulous precision and ultimate gusto from each and every member. …