This is a band that really does seem to grow in direct proportion to Smith’s moustache. The tunes are fantastic, they all look great, and tonight they reigned supreme for me.
Elsewhere, Dutch Pink has evolved into a super-tight unit of blues-rock troubadours, with dual female vocals that add genuine class and clout to what was a fairly conventional set-up.
Other highlights this evening included Robin Goodfellow (Not sure which of the two guys on stage was Goodfellow, but they were both making impressive electronic / guitar noises), the Q (very jangly Monkees influenced retro pop-rock) and the Beekeepers (that Pink Zappa, or Frank Floyd, noise is an acquired taste but I’m fast acquiring it).
There were impressive sets from the Dirtbombs, the Hentchmen and Black Jake & the Carnies, and then it was over. At least Summer’s coming.