FELT LOOK gloomy and
introverted. On the Moonlight stage the
twin guitarists, with their identical
guitars, stand in murky shadows, while
the drummer is stooled to their left in
absolute darkness. They're nervous and
wondering how to play without the missing
spells which may be cast by the
intricate, individual sound are hexed by
the Starlight Club upstairs sending down
ceaseless beatings. A coarse reminder of
regular and charmless musics. Im
told Felt dislike being spoken of in the
same breath as the Velvet Underground but
it's a comparison that's hard to avoid
(but not one which makes them a 'new'
monochromatic drum rumblings are vintage
Mo Tucker. The prickly electric guitar
partnership is well Loaded but
could just as easily be Jansch/Renbourn
with amplifiers and hallucinogens.
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