Camden Crawl Critical Conclusions for….Imperial Leisure (2012 Camden Crawl Review)

PeteHatesMusic is at the 2012 Camden Crawl, and giving a gig by gig review as they happen. Below is our Camden Crawl Critical Conclusions for….Imperial Leisure.

Venue: Wheelbarrow

First Impressions: 9/10 – Small narrow venue, 8 (!!) people on a tiny stage. The full range of horns and brass on stage, which led to an instrumental intro.

Stage Presence: 9/10 – High energy and having a ton of fun. At 1pm – I want what they had for breakfast!

Crowd Reaction: 8/10 – A few people dancing up front and lots of polite head bobbing, all of which increased as the set went on.

Banter: 9/10 – “Who is here to party at 1 in the afternoon?”

” I want you to scream like an animal!”

Also had a call and response for Landlord’s Daughter. Generally tried to pump up the crowd.

Number of times they said their band name: Just once, at the end.

Sound Quality: 9.5/10 – Nice, clear, and loud!

Water/alcohol/neither: I only saw water.

The Last Word: 8.5/10 – Fun, high energy, audience-engaging, the complete package – and at fucking 1pm! I prefer the songs where they sing more than scream, and ska isn’t my favourite genre (although they are much more than that), hence the slight knock off the score.

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