[quote author=“fusion420”][quote author=“DiMuTech”][quote author=“PaulMolly”]The live singing was really good at the gig.
Must be the bad sound quality that makes it sound not too good.
Hari Om and Michele Adamson were amazing as usual.
Not in total agreement with that statement. Concert was great for the experience and seeing them live it was fantastic being there. However i was let down with the sound guys. Louder isn’t always better. The levels of the drums and bass sounds were to high so this is where the singers had to adjust and basically shout. So when you raise your voice to sing it doesn’t sound as good. No discredit to the ladies. The band was fantastic. The show was great and awesome. Totally worth travelling for.
This makes sense. Because I was watching it at home and I was like… why does Michele Adamson sound like this?! I know she can sing! Both ladies definitely got very pitchy and even schreechy at times… and the harmony between the two of them sounded awful most of the time. And in the live feed, the vocals sounded higher than everything else (so loud it was even distorted). So it makes sense that if they couldn’t hear themselves singing they’d try to basically shout over everything else. Too bad. I don’t know if it was even noticeable at the venue… did it kind of just blend into the mix and sound alright? I would have been really disappointed if it sounded like that live.
Other than that the instrumentation was amazing. I noticed a couple times when the rhythm sounded a little off here and there, but the songs are so technically demanding, and for a band that has presumably only been practicing together for a few weeks… it was damned impressive. Can’t wait for the DVD! Can anyone that was there that night expand on the after-party? How were the sets, and what were the stand-outs of the rest of the night?
I loved the night and wouldnt have missed it for anything!! Came from amsterdam just for the gig and I really loved the vibe all around camden cause we met quite a few fellow shponglers… like the norwegian guys that had t-shirts with: “going to shpongle, need weed” on them that we met in the pizza place or the polish guys we met in the inspiral lounge. Really really lovely weekend and i’m damn sure i’ll be there next time too!
I can relate to the comments on the sound quality but I feel it was more roundhouses or the at least the audio guys fault. It was clear that the girls were struggling with the monitoring setup from the begining: they couldn’t hear what they were doing! It was obvious by the way they sang and they kept having to hold their hands against their heads to channel the sound (a singers trick to hear yourself despite crap monitoring). So Simon: fire they audio guys and next time tell the new ones to NOT turn it up to 12 and also plz get the balance right Luckily the drummers/perc guys were fabulous, spot on and very very tight.
i really hope they’ll repeat this!!!! I’ll bring more friends too
Oh and the queue into the after was way too fucking long and it froze our respective balls and tits off so we flogged our ticks. Couldnt be assed….
Loved all the outfits of all you guys too, whoever you are