Beethoven’s Glasvegas take to the stage at Heaven Under the Arches, kicking straight into new track’s ‘The World Is Yours’. LondOnTheInside are interested in their ‘new sound’ after drummer Caroline McKay walked. Glasvegas seem fuller and richer but worries as to weather stand out influences like the Velvets and Jesus & Mary Chain of which are echoed throughout their Mercury prize nominated debut may have been lost.‘Moonlight Sonata’ creates an atmosphereic setting as
Gone are the leather jacket and guitar from front man James Allen who now has reinvented himself. The new make over complete with white vest and fairy light entwined microphone stand is a little misguided.
Highlight of the set is the cover of The Ronettes classic ‘Be My Baby’ which separated songs new from old. Tonight’s set was a mixed bag of old favourites and three new ones tracks taken from un-released second album including the aforementioned intro ‘The World Is Yours’, ‘Shine Like Stars’, ‘Euphoria’ and Take My Hand’. Glasvegas returned for an encore and crowd favourite ‘Daddy’s Gone’ letting the crowd take lead vocals.
The crowd were there for a good time and got one in return, each singing every word at the top of their lungs.
‘Euphoric///Heartbreak\\\’ is released on the 4th April.