Join Songkick to track Blonde Redhead and get concert alerts when they play near you. Be the first to know when they tour near Fischbach, Germany. Diverse and creative indie-rockers from New York City, US, Blonde Redhead have been intriguing audiences since , blending no wave, dream pop and shoegaze to create their eclectic sound. Maki Takahashi joined as a bassist.
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Blonde Redhead - Islington Assembly Hall, London 29/09/14
There could hardly be a venue more befitting a band like Blonde Redhead 's very gradual shift along the musical spectrum than Islington Assembly Hall, which was host this week to a show that saw Kazu Makino, Amadeo and Simone Pace hold the audience's attention for the duration. Much of the performance comprised of songs from Barrigan , the band's latest full-length effort and a quite a different, quieter affair. But the softer, more minimal tones were interspersed here and there with snippets from 23 and Misery Is A Butterfly , all of which went down exceptionally well with the crowd: a false start and a quick apology at the beginning of "Falling Man" was, for example, met with enthusiastic encouragement. Applause was equally energetic by the end of each and every number. Hazy, smokey, but delivering the kind of complex alt pop that just-slightly obfuscates the precise and practiced notes underneath those deliberately muddy layers throughout. All elements working to support the show - the sound production, the lighting, those essential things that can easily be taken for granted - really underscored and emphasised the set.