New Model Army – The Fleece, Bristol

Despite the venue website saying that the doors opened at 7, we were kept waiting until gone 8 before being let in. A small venue for New Model Army to be playing even though it was just a warm-up gig, and unsurprisingly it was a sellout.

Support came from Phil King who was fairly unimpressive, but everyone was there to see the main act, and we were rewarded with 90 minutes of the band on top form. We got a couple of old songs thrown in including one I don’t believe I’ve heard live before.

This was the first time I’d seen them since the previous bass player Nelson left and was replaced by Ceri Monger, and they seemed no worse for the change.

The band are off for a bit of a break to record a new album ready for next year, although I’m due to see them again in December for their traditional pre-Christmas show.

Get Me Out
High
Wonderful Way to Go
Flying Through the Smoke
Rumour and Rapture
Today is a Good Day
Red Earth
Here Comes the War
Green and Grey
Ocean Rising
Christian Militia
Frightened
Mambo Queen of the Sandstone City
No Rest
Purity
I Love the World

Rivers
The Hunt