The Chalets – King Tuts (11 February 2006)

The day after the last gig I attended by The Chalets I was talking to an acquaintance whom I’d noticed there. He was bemoaning the fact that he felt the tweepop thing had been done to death and commented that he felt he was watching a different band from the rest of the audience. Too bloody right he was. There is nothing twee about the vignettes of everyday life (akin to the kind of thing The Streets, or more recently The A***** M*****s, get plaudits for) they deal in. True, the girls that front the band are cute, but since when have the two things been synonymous? Alright, they do go by the names Peepee and Pony, but that’s not my point.

So, what have they been up to in the two and a bit months that have elapsed since they played here last? One can only assume touring, touring, touring. (There is one new, or at least unfamiliar, song tonight though.) Because they seem to have a confidence that wasn’t there the last time. Near ballsy swagger to be exact. And, deservedly so.

Maybe it’s just the fact that Tut’s is a much better venue than the Barfly. Managing to be bigger (capacity wise) yet more intimate. Or just the far superior sound. Whatever, they were even better than the last time. And, they were great then.

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Written by Tony Kiernan

13 February 2006 at 1:39 pm

Posted in Gigs

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