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Alcoholic Faith Mission, Camden Bar Fly

Alcoholic Faith Mission, Camden Bar Fly

Saturday night's alright for meditations on love and loss

Will the Apostolic Faith Mission see the joke?
Standing in the black-walled gloom of the Bar Fly in Camden, I suddenly realise that I’m one of only a couple of dozen people completely transfixed by the band on the stage. Perhaps this is because, to most of the audience, they are just the third act in a kind of three-for-the-price-of-one night, and they simply don’t have the necessary party vibe that’s required to bring Saturday night to a satisfactory end. But as I find this Copenhagen outfit’s sublime, intense and obliquely romantic brand of indie rock one of the most compelling sounds I’ve heard in the past few months, I can’t help but feel disappointed on their behalf. They really deserve better than this.
Standing in the black-walled gloom of the Bar Fly in Camden, I suddenly realise that I’m one of only a couple of dozen people completely transfixed by the band on the stage. Perhaps this is because, to most of the audience, they are just the third act in a kind of three-for-the-price-of-one night, and they simply don’t have the necessary party vibe that’s required to bring Saturday night to a satisfactory end. But as I find this Copenhagen outfit’s sublime, intense and obliquely romantic brand of indie rock one of the most compelling sounds I’ve heard in the past few months, I can’t help but feel disappointed on their behalf. They really deserve better than this.

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Looking forward to seeing them on Tuesday!

I loved the review It has stirred my curiosity I am buying the album to give them a listen

Dowloaded bits of 421 Whythe Avenue last year and fell in love with the dingy, melancholy sound that reminds me of old country rock favourites like Uncle Tupelo...I've just bought both albums on CD, proof that I'm a little older than the 'young people' in your review. This is lovingly miserable music that gets inside you.

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