Kubichek!

Leeds Festival 2007 review

published: Thu 13th Sep 2007

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2007
Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS23 6ND, England MAP
£145 for weekend (including camping), £62.50 for any day each day - Sat & Sun tix only
daily capacity: 55000
last updated: Tue 7th Aug 2007

After taking their home town of Newcastle by storm, Kubichek! are now starting to register on radars a little further afield. The number of people packed into the Carling Stage tent is testament to their appeal, and also to the pulling power of their debut album 'Not Enough Night', which really is a record of the highest quality.

If you don't already know, Kubichek! play spiky, cynical indie-rock with an intelligence which raises them high above their contemporaries. They might be yet another band singing about a dull existence in an even duller town, but they do it with an insight which is rarely seen. Live this translates into a powerful experience, and one which is not often bettered.

Kubichek!

The gloriously pessimistic 'Stutter', and a scathingly cynical 'Taxi' typify a set which is belligerent in its nihilistic quality. They even earn something of a singalong from the hardcore support during 'Nightjoy', during which we see the place erupt in whatever it is indie-kids do when they are trying to dance these days.

Overall, a definite highlight of the festival, and a band that I am sure will follow the lead set by fellow Newcastle art-pop troubadours Maximo Park and break into the main stream very soon indeed. I'd recommend seeing them now if you get the chance - it could get a whole lot harder to get a ticket very shortly.
review by: Tommy Jackson

photos by: Tommy Jackson

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2007
Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS23 6ND, England MAP
£145 for weekend (including camping), £62.50 for any day each day - Sat & Sun tix only
daily capacity: 55000
last updated: Tue 7th Aug 2007


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