Pub pre-meetup, 6.30pm:
The Royal Duchess,
543 Commercial Rd,
I've been waiting for a decent band to play at the fab Troxy venue and here we have it!
"Following a succession of glowing reviews and their highest Billboard chart position to date for their recently released sixth album 'Heartthrob', Tegan and Sara have confirmed details of their summer UK tour.
'Heartthrob' bears the true hallmarks of a Tegan and Sara record. The songs are terrific, full of lust and longing and regret, bouncing between the familiar poles of erotic rapture ('Closer') and post-breakup despondency ('How Come You Don't Want Me'). But the lyrics seem less confessional than usual, a little more universal and philosophical, as if Tegan and Sara are reflecting on the experience of passion rather than undergoing its ecstasies and torments in real time."