Last week I went to see Sonic Boom Six, Imperial Leisure and Tyrannosaurus Alan at the Borderline in London. I’m a massive fan of both Sonic Boom Six (who I believe I’ve now seen 8 or 9 times) and Imperial Leisure (who I’ve only seen twice before), so I had been really excited about this gig for quite some time.
I’d heard of Tyrannosaurus Alan before, but I wasn’t really familiar with their music. We arrived just as they started playing, I really enjoyed their set, hopefully we’ll see more of them in the future. Imperial Leisure were fantastic, my only “complaint” would be that I would have enjoyed a longer set! I was surprised they didn’t play London to Brighton, and I’d have liked to have heard Browns and Beer Belly- I guess I’ll have to catch them at Surya next month. Boom were, as ever, amazing. I’ve seen them quite a few times before, and everybody always has a brilliant time (except for perhaps the unfortunate people who had their phones stolen at the gig- not cool). Their New self title album- “Sonic Boom Six” was released a couple of months ago and represents some of their best work yet. The set was mostly newer stuff, but with a few older songs in there too- I think they got the mix spot on. As Laila said, “you know it’s been a good gig when you’re just about to play (hear) the last song”, I’d have loved for them to have played all night… I seriously recommend that everybody should go see this band live (they’re supporting the blackout in the UK early next year)!
As ever I’ve uploaded a full album of photographs on Flickr, some of my favourites from the evening are below: