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- Posted on Feb 1st 2010 12:01PM by Michael Rundle
Fans who purchased a copy of the new album were treated to a charmingly ragged ten-song set, including 'We Got Your Back,' 'Letters From Me to Charlotte' and recent single 'There Are Listed Buildings.'
No songs from the band's previous two records were included on the set-list, but the capacity crowd seemed to warm quickly to the new tunes anyway, possibly helped by hearing the new album when it was leaked online some weeks ago.
And while nagging technical glitches seemed to affect the band's stage-side PA system at times, that didn't seem to bother the crowd either -- to Spinner's ears the raw acoustics of the record shop stage helped showcase the rough edges of the band's new material.
The band confessed to being nervous before the show, but were ecstatic with the reception.
"Playing all new songs, some for the first time, it was always going to be a nerve-wracking and potentially shambolic experience," said the band's bassist Ellen Campesinos! after the show. "But the crowd were incredibly supportive and Rough Trade was the perfect setting."
Towards the end of the show singer Gareth thanked the crowd for letting the band do "the second most fun thing in the world, which is the best we can hope for because none of us are that good at football."
The band also thanked fans on Twitter, writing: "Thanks a lot to everyone who came to our Rough Trade show tonight. You made us feel very special."
Romance Is Boring is out now on Wichita Records. Stop by Spinner on Tuesday (Feb. 2) for an exclusive interview with the band.