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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. 

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