Band play gig off-the-cuff at Wave in Austin, Texas
London twee-poppers Fanfarlo played an improvised gig tonight (March 14) at the Wave venue in Austin, Texas as part of NMEï¿½s showcase gigs at the SXSW festival, battling all manner of electrical faults.
The six-piece band were forced to play off-the-cuff as various items of equipment failed and a quickly-conceived improvisation session was whipped up.
ï¿½We canï¿½t get our equipment to work,ï¿½ admitted frontman Simon Aurell, before performing first song ï¿½We Live By The Lakeï¿½, ï¿½but weï¿½ll improvise something. I would have left by now ï¿½ thanks for being here!ï¿½
The band went on to play a wonderfully-received set, with many crowd members muttering words of approval despite the technical difficulties.
ï¿½Itï¿½s like trying to drive a car and fix it at the same time,ï¿½ mused Aurell before leading his band through ï¿½Fire Escapeï¿½, referring to the bandï¿½s continued attempts to fix equipment as the set progressed.
The band soon won over the crowd, and during near set-closer ï¿½Youï¿½re One Of The Few Outsiders Who Really Understands Usï¿½ Aurell handed a small tambourine to a lucky woman in the front row, who played along with the music enthusiastically.
ï¿½We Live By The Lakeï¿½
ï¿½Youï¿½re One Of The Few Outsiders Who Really Understands Usï¿½
ï¿½Harold T Wilkinsï¿½