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Cage The Elephant - Thank You, Happy Birthday

20 March at 09.00
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This is storming.

’Thank You, Happy Birthday’ is a bold transition for this Kentucky five-piece who return with their follow up to 08’s selftitled debut. Having upped the lo-fi, gritty indie-rock and opting to forego the practical songwriting of last time for grungier terrain, songs like ‘Around My Head’ sound like they‘d be at home on the Pixies‘ ‘Doolittle’, while ‘Right Before My Eyes’ sounds like the bastard child of Blakfish and The Fall. This effort is stark and uncompromising and is the perfect setting for the band to launch into more experimental territory. Front-loaded with jagged riffs and the squalls of Matt Shultz, this is storming.

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