Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Villagers @ Old Vic Tunnels 4/8/10
The Old Vic Tunnels' doors are opened for the first time tonight, and it is the Villagers who play the first gig there. The tunnels are located underneath Waterloo station. It's a pretty cool venue with a sort of eerie atmosphere.
Tonight is actually the first time I've ever seen Villagers play as a band and not just a solo acoustic set, and this does not fail to disappoint. It becomes a more lively, and unified set. A more eclectically appealing personna, especially reflected in 'Ship of Promises'. Certainly, tonight Conor O'Brien has justified his Mercury music prize nomination, and this venue has opened on a high.