White Rabbits @Rentless Garage
aaamusic | On 30, May 2010
London, 19th May
The six-piece from Brooklin hit London again to launch They done wrong/We done wrong, second cut from their sophomore album It’s Frightening.
From the first notes of Iggy Pop’s cover Nightcubbing the class of White Rabbits appears with all its majesty: NC is a nightmare of David Lynch, slow but aggressive; its intensity reminds me the warmth coming out from Calla’s Televise.
With Dancing and Dinner, The Walkmen and Spoon’s influence are more apparent, and the shadow of Britt Daniels, producer of the band, materializes on stage. In fact, the performance confirms strengths and weaknesses of the band we already expected.
The decision of having two drummers seems a bit too much; if we hadn’t the chance of being there, we wouldn’t have even notice this double presence. Besides, Gregory’s voice sounds a bit weak tonight, leaving the scene to Stephen.
On the other hand, the songs are beautifully written and the gig is a crescendo of emotions with the last three songs, Foxhunting, Lady, and Salesman that leave the audience breathless.
If White Rabbits will demonstrate more personality I’m sure they will be the new Okkervil River.
They done wrong/We done wrong and It’s Frightening are produced by Tbd records.
Author: Lorenzo Coretti
Photo: Jeffrey Andreoni