sun 16/12/2018

Eels, O2 Academy, Brixton | reviews, news & interviews

Eels, O2 Academy, Brixton

Eels, O2 Academy, Brixton

Eels succeed in fitting their concept trilogy into one intense gig

Mr E, giving nothing away

Coming on stage in a gangsta bandana, wrap-around shades, and what looked like Saddam Hussein’s beard, Mr E was giving little away. There was no opening gambit, nor any indication of what direction the evening was going. Some had said the Scotland concerts hadn’t been so great. I heard one girl say that if Eels concerts had personalities they’d be as capricious as the fragile moods of the man simply known as E. But E stood there saying nothing. 

Comments

Super! What a great evening it was! Wish I'd caught one of his popsicles!

Spot on - a wonderful concert and matching review, except... 1) Average age?? - well, I'm 57... but I was seriously impressed by the large number of teenagers, at least down at the front... How have they got into E??? No idea, and never seen that in all my previous Eels concerts. And props to the guy with the Saxon t-shirt who I thought might be out of place but rocked! I agree that it was a bit subdued but thought it got going when E actually started saying the odd word to the audience. "Hello London" may be a cliche, but a connection does wonders for audience response.

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