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Mystery Jets @ The Rainbow
Posted by Sammy on April 6, 2012 at 11:57 am
Stripped of the awe of festival greatness, the Mystery Jets seem at home…
The Rainbow’s intimate venue room is pitch-black but permeated by red shoulders and heads, bobbing and jostling from wall to wall. They have just seen upcoming ear-opening brand new indie act Peace, and the DJ (our SU’s very own Ents man Paul Muller) is certain that we’ll be seeing more of them before long.
The Mystery Jets ease us into their set with familiar, non-chart tracks ‘Half In Love With Elizabeth’ and Serotonin’, and with this welcome they befriend the now dancing gig-goers. Here they are, five real people making that surreal, catchy sound that most of us generally associate with just a name on a computer screen (which came from a spelling mistake, allegedly).
All anxiety has left the room, because now the young adult mix of boys and girls have become friends with each other too. Whilst the band are static, soulful and sonorous, the crowd are an incensed cluster of rapid arms and legs.
Mid-gig is when the boys declare their love for the girl two doors down, and in the crowd we celebrate our love with more arm and leg action, now mainly above eye-level. It escapes Will and Blaine’s lips that Birmingham’s crowd might have been their best ever yet, as they roll into anthemic tunes ‘Flake’ and ‘Show Me The Night’.
With Blaine pumping the foot pedals, Kapil’s smile growing with each drum crash and Will communicating with the audience using a tambourine, clocks are the only ones claiming that an hour has passed. Chants of “three more songs” bring Kapil to the edge of the raised stage, pouring Sambuca in to mouths and all over faces.
Raising arms and hairs, the five-piece bring the gig back round to where it all started, and then everybody scattered.
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