Ten years on from the release of ‘Give Up’ Seattleite and Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard and Dntel mastermind Jimmy Tamborello are in the UK with Mynabird, Laura Burhenn and Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis onboard as The Postal Service.
The ‘imaginary (?) band, have collected million of followers over the 10 years since the release of their one an only album ‘Give Up’. These people who latched onto the prefect pop songs, (the Shins were certainly listening), or the lovable indie artwork that that accompanied the songs are now in seventh heaven with the band playing live in 2013.
Just three UK dates and no festivals (which seems strange), tickets as you would expect were like gold dust so it was nice to be at The Brixton Academy, even on a Sunday evening.
Stealing Sheep started the proceedings; an energetic three piece, playing their own brand of folk/indie. Good fun.
9pm on walk the Postal Service and straight into ‘The District Sleeps Alone Tonight’. What first hits you is actually the quality of the light show as the music of the song you have know for ten years, drifts over you.
Having recently headlined Coachella, the professionalism of the stage design should have been expected, but it was a pleasant sunrise. Simple but, very effective.
All four band members looked happy, the sound was great and the songs, well the songs were just like welcoming home old friends. Close to ninety minutes covered all of the original record and more. This was one fabulously enjoyable show!
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
We Will Become Silhouettes
Be Still My Heart
Our Secret (Beat Happening cover)
This Place Is a Prison
There's Never Enough Time
A Tattered Line of String
Such Great Heights
(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan (Dntel cover)
Brand New Colony