Just a short review of yesterdays Sigur Ros concert.
The Hammersmith Apollo hall is a fantastic concert place. Like Shepherds Bush Empire this is a concerthall with style, beautifully decorated and build like a kind of half circle around the stage. Excellent sound too.
Sigur Ros has one of the most beautiful visual appearances I have seen on stage.
They have a very faithful and enthusiastic audience in the UK.
Yes playing your guitar with a bow is very cool.
There were a lot of people on stage, a string quartet (playing on an electrical saw too), a 5 person section with trumpets and such, and the band itself, which, if I have counted correctly, has 4 (5?) members.
Some songs where shiveringly beautiful
They didn’t play Staralfur, which of course was a bad thing. How could they leave it out. It didn’t come completely unexpected though, as it hasn’t been on their setlists the last months.
Even though there were some highlights, the concert as a whole didn’t really have any surprises and did not impress me too much.
But all in all, it wasn’t bad for a first concert in London.