The Internet: Ego Death Tour

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This was The Internet’s first time back on UK soil after performing here 2 years ago – according to Syd The Kyd – and it was already long overdue! They cancelled their European Tour towards the end of last year due to what happened in Paris. After buying my ticket in advance, I had the option of keeping the ticket and going to watch Thundercat – their supporting act at the time – or getting a refund and waiting until this year.  As much as I rate Thundercat, I did the latter.

For those who don’t know, The Internet used to make up part of the Odd Future collective. They branched off in 2011 and created their own 6-person band.  Syd, who had paused on writing music to become Odd Future’s DJ and Producer, soon picked back up her pen and lyrics to create her first album Purple Naked Ladies with Matt (pictured below) in 2011.

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So, this review may be short because

1. I waited a long time to see them perform.

2. I made a conscious decision I was going to be present and not watch the entire gig through the screen of my iPhone!

3. I was inebriated -real talk- but not wasted! I’m a lady;)

4. I paid quadruple the original price for the ticket, which is another reason why I executed point 2!

Girl! Was it was worth it! They sold out both London dates so the place was packed and buzzing and with good vibes.  They opened with Get Away and had the crowd lit from the get-go.

At one point between songs, Syd asked the crowd how many people came to their last gig 2 years back. They were pleasantly shocked and surprised to see with their own eyes just how much popularity they’ve gained, as only a couple dozen people put up their hands!

Syd’s a great front woman, her playful personality and charm came across – so did her vocals. She sounded as sweet live, as she does through your speakers.

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Some of the tracks they played were: Smile More and Special Affair, which are slow in tempo.  To Just sayin/I tried, Dontcha and Snakehips Gone that had us all vibesing! Even keyboardist Jameel Bruner got caught-up dabbin in mid air to the amusement of the band and the crowd! I love seeing musicians enjoying their own music, it was nice to witness.

It was a great mix of old and new songs, along with those that never made their albums that made the night complete. Girl sounded a little different live but it didn’t put off the crowd from enjoying it and it didn’t stop me singing along from start to finish! That’s the joy of live bands- you get to hear it raw!

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I would definitely recommend catching an Internet gig if you ever get the chance; it was an enjoyable night out. I know I’ll turn up next time they’re in town, that’s for sure!

Check out The Internet band:

Soundcloud.com

www.internet-band.com

You Tube

Live Photos credit: Chazz Adnitt

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