In stark contrast to the often sparse attendances at most Academy 2 shows, where turning up on the door and expecting to get in is rarely a problem, the Warp sshow had a definitely different feel to things. After turning up alone and failing to give away my free plus one to anyone, it was time to face another gig alone. It was absolutely packed, and I managed to stand behind a group of ‘lads’ – people who thought it was appropriate to wave their arms in the air and point as though they were seeing Oasis or something. Very bizarre. Anyway, the review is up at this is Fake DIY, but if you can’t be bothered clicking, just take this advice – if you ever get the chance to see Battles, grasp it with both hands. especially if your friend is offering you a free plus one and otherwise would be going alone.
Battles – Manchester Academy 2 review (This is Fake DIY)