Tuesday 22 November 2011

Edwyn Collins, Robert Rotifer and Wide Sea live

It was the best - perhaps the best ever - of afternoons. Wide Sea had banks of acoustic guitars as if Teenage Fanclub were in LA's Gold Star Studios with Phil Spector. Immediately afterwards, a queue formed to buy their album.

Robert Rotifer told tales, cracked jokes and even played some songs, all of them great. Afterwards, he autographed many records.

The patron saint of indiepop crowned a wonderful bill. Many audience members, even the most battle-scarred hard men of rock among our number, seemed to have something in their eye.