aaamusic | On 23, Jun 2011
London, 14th June
Having missed their Light grenades tour back in 2007 I knew that no matter what I had to be at the next gig in London, and what do you know the universe provides and boy did it deliver! Having been of hiatus for what seems like forever Incubus are back and back hard! With a new album on the way titled ‘If Not Now, When?’(which I couldn’t agree with more!) they decided to pay the UK a little visit playing at the Forum in Kentish Town, and let me tell you, If you’re a big time incubus fan boy/girl such as my self this was the one to be at!
Kick-starting things with ‘Megalomaniac’ from their album ‘A Crow Left Of The Murder’ you could tell this one was really for the fans having put together a near perfect best hits set list. The crowd was loving it, and you could tell they got emotional with tracks such as ‘I Miss you’ and ‘Love Hurts’. The band was in great spirits including guitarist Mike Einziger who was on top form. You could tell they were loving it, especially from the huge grins on drummer Jose Pasillas’ and bassist Ben Kenny’s faces! I was in almost the perfect position although Turntablist Chris Kilmore aka DJ Kilmore was almost completely covered from my sight by a huge lamp on one side of the stage, but I didn’t need to see him to know he sounded great!
The place was completely filled out, and then some! While it was arguably to small for this level of intensity lead singer Brandon Boyd said in an interview during their light grenades tour that they prefer the gigs with smaller venues because everyone is closer making the whole experience more intimate and more energetic!
I’ve gotta say that was possibly the best night of my life, it would have been perfect if they had played‘Aqueous Transmission’ from their album ‘Morning View’ but I am in no position to be picky! That was truly a night for the fans and in the words of Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers really got my “blood boiling and my testicles quaking”…a little to much detail on the extremities? I don’t care I F*%#ing loved it, I enjoyed Incubus… see what I did there!
Author: William Howard