Midnight at the Olympia, February.
Its been a quiet number of
years for the Lemonheads, with the silence broken only by a few tales of
Evan Dandos antics with his celeb mates the Gallaghers.
However, the band are back with a new line-up and were in fine form at
the Olympia. Tonight they were promoting Car, Button, Cloth the follow-up to
Cmon Feel the Lemonheads. The best songs of the night were Into Your
Arms and My Drug Buddy.
The bands repetoire mostly consists of 3-minute jangly guitar pop, with
the odd self-gratifying guitar riff. Evan, however, seemed to have lost
the plot completely when left to his own devices, indulging in some
over-the-top, over-long, experimental ... noise, really, but the crowd
still loved it.
The audience was made up mainly of post-grunge slacker, with the odd poor
unfortunate who turned up to hear Mrs Robinson, which they didn't play. A
45-minute after the support band finished was soon forgotten when the band
finally took to the stage to an enthusiastic welcome. A good night was
had by all, and despite rumours about Dandos drug abuse, he still remains,
in my opinion, one of the finest songwriters of our time. Judging by the
crowds reaction, I'm not alone.
by Olivia O'Connell