Live Review: Teenage Fanclub / The Crayon Set – The Academy, Dublin 21.04.2022

Teenage Fanclub played The Academy Dublin in support of their latest record Endless Arcade. Dublin being the end of a string of UK & Irish dates.
Tonight support differs to that on the UK dates and that being Dublin-based The Crayon Set an alternative pop band with three albums under their belt, the last being in 2019.
There was no set list and am only new too the band myself, they played I think 6 songs maybe 7
during which three member’s of the band would take vocal duties.

Teenage Fanclub are a man down tonight with Norman Blake announcing right off that Euros Childs is unwell and has to bow out.
But that didn’t stop the guys playing a fantastic set and it was refreshing to see a band with minimal pedals on stage only having the bare necessities and not some huge dashboard’s of pedal stations you see being used these days.
The crowd seemed pretty sombre with only some gentle head bobbing happening through out the night during songs and only coming to life when the last song of the main set was played and they singing it word for word.
Second song in and Norman spotted an audience member wearing a certain t-shirt that he couldn’t get over that she was wearing and asking how has she still got that shirt they had made many years ago in Dundee. I think the t-shirt read I’m a Teenage Fanny (couldn’t get a clear view)
Throughout the night Norman would also check his Fitbit or which everyone it is that he wears to see how many steps he was racking up while playing the show and joke about it.
At one point Norman asked if we liked the Wha Wha pedal because its going to feature heavily now and saying he himself liked it.
The set list was as follows
Endless Arcade
About You
Start Again
Your Love is the Place Where I Come From
Back in the Day
Everything is Falling Apart
What You Do To Me
It’s a Bad World
I Don’t Want Control of You
Middle of the Road
I’m In Love
The Concept

Metal Baby
I Left A Light On
Can’t Feel My Soul
Everything Flows

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