Leeds Festival 2006 Review

the twilight singers – live gig review
Greg Dulli and his new line up perform to a packed out Carling Tent and you can only feel sorry for those misguided souls who would rather watch Franz Ferdinand than be here. With no previous The Twilight Singers knowledge I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but what I got was one of the musical highlights of the weekend. With material not a million miles away from the sounds created by Dulli’s previous incarnation The Afghan Whigs, the band churn out some beautiful songs based around strong melodies and highly energetic performances. The band are really going for it as guitarist Dave Rosser wrings the life out of his guitar and new addition Jeff Klein lets his fingers dance across the keys as Dulli’s powerful voice fills the air. There are yelps of excitement as Mark Lanegan joins the band on stage for a couple of songs, his deep rich voice a beautiful counterpoint to Dulli’s. It’s a performance that’s really quite special, there’s just something in the air in the tent and it’s all been created by a fine performance of some sublime songs.

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