40) Kibosh Kabarett, The Park Hotel, Lancaster, 9th july 2016ce

As previously noted, we love Kibosh Kabarett as a scrappy, anarchic expression of community. However, last time we played, back in april, we were able to avoid any consequences of its scrappy anarchy by virtue of being on first, getting there early & managing to get a sound check in. This time we weren't so lucky.

Taking the last place on any bill, while flattering in some ways, can be a mixed blessing, as an audience which has sat there all night can sometimes be getting a bit tired; & while all the other acts benefitted from their own logistical simplicity, we, being a band, really suffered from no sound engineer, no sound check & no monitors; not that we played badly, but everything sounded a bit muddy, & I don't think the audience was in the right mood for us.

You win some, you lose some. It was a great night anyway though; props go to Chris Jones, Olympic vegetable roller.

For the sake of completeness, the set list was:

Trans-Albionic Existential Boogie
The Joy of Hex
Skeleton Times
Catch 23
Pentacles, Tentacles, Wallet & Watch
Rhythm of Life


(Photography courtesy Jeff Ford)