Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tegan & Sara at the Komedia

Tegan & Sara - Brighton Komedia

Mention Tegan & Sara to 99% of my friends and they'll have no idea who you are talking about. So I wasn't expecting their show at the Komedia to be a hot ticket, but lo and behold it was a sell out and the venue was packed with rabid fans. Brighton, perhaps? It has to be said, the Canadian twins do tend to attract a certain kind of audience. Anyway, let's clear this up once and for all - that's Tegan on the left and Sara on the right. It only took me about half an hour to figure that out. Twins, eh? The gig then... good; I'd wanted to see them ever since I discovered their If It Was You album about three or four years ago, and reports of their witty between-song banter was right on the mark. Musically they trade vocals, Tegan occasionally moving to play keyboards on some songs. They opened with You Wouldn't Like Me and played quite a lot of stuff off their So Jealous album (including Walking With A Ghost, naturally) but the new songs from The Con (currently only available on import in the UK) sounded equally strong, especially current single Back In Your Head. Good stuff - those 99 friends don't know what they're missing.

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