21 July 2009
London, Monto Water Rats
This set featured the first appearance of the long-awaited
live performance of "On Leaving", a fan favorite and a song
not performed live for many years. In April 2009, she hinted
on her MySpace blog that it would be performed at the 13 May
Hotel Cafe show. It didn't appear and, at that show, in person,
I asked her about it. She said it would be played at the 3 June
Hotel Cafe show. It wasn't played. At the 15 July Birmingham
show, she teased the audience with the opening chords but
stopped and said, "Nah, I'm not playing that". Finally, here it is
and it was also played at the subsequent Water Rats show on
23 July. Reports indicate that it was a great performance.
For Everything A Reason
Thief In The Sky
Please Don't Stop
Take The Money
Into My Blood
(NOTE: This is an internet posted setlist.
The actual setlist featured below might indicate otherwise)
|Photos by Fintan Stack
Photos by disco_di
|Review by Steve (musician) at The Connection
Two of us from sunny Tunbridge wells, my mate who has never heard Carina. I intentionally didn't lend him any tunes because I wanted to see if he will be mesmerised by her brilliance as I first was back in whenever (with Miles doing Foor to the floor)
Ever get the feeling you've been treated!
Brilliant night, my mate - the carina virgin one word to describe her FANTASTIC, just a shame run on late as we had to run to catch the tube and missed last song, what wicked support Anna Calvi can certainly play that guitar.
Thank you Carina.
Review by adamk7 at The Connection
Yep, brilliant -- utterly, utterly brilliant. Felt, in the hot, airless confines of the Water Rats, that I'd been swallowed whole, chewed up and spat out and was all the better for it. So euphoric that I bought a copy of the EP and, as Carina signed it for me, I even let her talk me into signing up for yet another bleedin' mailing list.
Loved the new stuff: I don't stream or download, so --- apart from the preview at the Borderline last year -- this has been the first real listen of some of it I've had.
Bitterly sorry I can't be there on Thursday, but I have an anniversary to honour and no idea how.
Best of luck.
Oh, and Anna Calvi was brilliant, too.
Review by Alex (1800watt) at The Connection
Yes, it was fantastic. Four out of the five of us who went last night are going again on Thursday (and we're seeing who else we can get along).
Getting to hear On Leaving being played was probably the highlight.