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Death Cab for Cutie, O2 Academy Brixton

Death Cab for Cutie, O2 Academy Brixton

Seattle indie rockers get louder and more emotional

Death Cab for Cutie: unexpectedly rocking
It’s not so much cultural differences that have hindered Death Cab for Cutie’s UK profile, it’s more the difficulty of making a name when “there just couldn’t be less scandal surrounding the band”. Or so guitarist Chris Walla feels. In the States their beautiful, emotionally muted music goes platinum and is featured in huge shows like the OC. But just as US audiences were hard to persuade of the charms of Pulp or Suede, so Death Cab’s strangely moving introspection has been here, by and large, niche. You’d never have known it, though, from the legions of fashionably dressed devotees at the Academy last night.
It’s not so much cultural differences that have hindered Death Cab for Cutie’s UK profile, it’s more the difficulty of making a name when “there just couldn’t be less scandal surrounding the band”. Or so guitarist Chris Walla feels. In the States their beautiful, emotionally muted music goes platinum and is featured in huge shows like the OC. But just as US audiences were hard to persuade of the charms of Pulp or Suede, so Death Cab’s strangely moving introspection has been here, by and large, niche. You’d never have known it, though, from the legions of fashionably dressed devotees at the Academy last night.
We go on stage dressed in our street clothes, and there’s no mountains of drugs and bar brawls

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I was there last night, right at the front on the barrier, it was an amazing night. Waited so long for DCFC to visit the UK, hope it's not too long before they visit us again. Thankyou guys!

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