Over the last 10 years, indie band Elbow have steadily gathered fans; so much so they have sold out shows at some of the UK’s biggest venues on their CV. It was a real treat, therefore, for devotees in this region to get to see them in the comparatively more intimate surroundings of Thetford Forest High Lodge. Intimate may seem a strange word to use given there were several thousand present at Thursday night’s show.
It’s hosted hundreds of gigs over the years but I doubt the UEA has seen anything like this before. Psychedelic American rockers The Flaming Lips are in town and that can only mean one thing - it’s party time. Except you’ve never been to a party like this. On stage what appear to be a six-foot fish, a reptile like creature and an inflatable star gyrate alongside lead singer Wayne Coyne as he belts out one of the band’s biggest hits Race for The Prize.
The Flaming Lips are coming to Norwich UEA’s LCR and it hasn’t even sold out. But with just a few days to go until one of America’s finest alternative rock bands head to this city for a rare live date, I’m told there are still a few tickets up for grabs. Get them. Get them now. I’ve seen the Lips a few times before and they never disappoint. Full of character, bursting with tunes and with more live tricks up their sleeve than a magician would dare dream of. It’s some experience.
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Selecting a term
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