by Michael Baggs Staff

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Beady Eye perform understated, intimate gig at Rough Trade East

Liam Gallagher impresses at in-store gig

 

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Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye performed an intimate gig tonight (10 June, 2013) for a small number of lucky fans in London's Rough Trade East store.

To mark the release of second album, BE, Liam Gallagher and his second musical incarnation took to the small stage to perform songs from the band's new album.

The band performed a 45 minute set and Liam was greeted by high-fives from the front row of the gig in the East London music store, before performing an acoustic, 11-track set.

A remarkably different figure to the one who makes regular tabloid headlines, Gallagher remained quiet throughout the gig, making only a few short statements to fans. "This is tiny, innit?" He said as he took to the stage, later thanking fans who had purchased the new album, adding: "Nice one for coming and if you bought the record… nice one."

Tracks from the new album are notably stronger than on the debut, despite clunky lyrics in places. This time around however, Gallagher seems to be in it for pleasure more than because he has something to prove to fans and critics alike.


Fans lined the street outside Rough Trade East before the tiny Beady Eye gig

Standout tracks of the night include the (dreadfully titled) 'Iz Rite', 'Don't Brother Me' and lead single from Be, 'Flick OF the Finger' - the latter proving justification of Dave Sitek as one of the most brilliant producers on the scene right now. When the acoustic performance was backed with pre-recorded instruments (courtesy of Sitek). fans given a tantalising glimpse of how big some of the new tracks will sound when performed in a stadium setting - instead of a small record store.

The full setlist was as follows:

'Second Bite Of The Apple'
'Soul Love'
'Iz Rite'
'Some Come Tomorrow'
'Start Anew'
'I'm Just Saying'
'Don't Brother Me'
'Cry Baby Cry'
'Ballroom Figured'
'Shine A Light'
'Flick Of The Finger'

Be is out now.

Below: Beady Eye, Be - what the critics say about Liam's latest


Michael Baggs

Staff

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