New Model Army – The Roadmender, Northampton

It’s been 3.5 years since I was last at The Roadmender, this is the 5th time I’ve seen New Model Army there, and I believe the 26th time I’ve seen them as a full band. As always it was a superb gig, but a little bit warm and sticky.

Here Comes the War
The Charge
Angry Planet
Born Feral
Eyes Get Used to the Darkness
No Pain
Die Trying
Did You Make it Safe?
Burn the Castle
51st State
Between Dog and Wolf
Get Me Out

Poison Street
My Country
Green and Grey

Half Man Half Biscuit – The Empire, Coventry

It was a wet and miserable trip up to Coventry, although Half Man Half Biscuit were there to save the day. They ambled on stage to “Mouldy Old Dough” by local band Lieutenant Pigeon, and proceeded to play and chat for the best part of two hours.

Hedley Verityesque
Fuckin’ ‘ell it’s Fred Titmus
Tonight Matthew I’m Going to be with Jesus
Running Order Squabble Fest
Old Age Killed my Teenage Bride
Totnes Bickering Fair
Bad Review
Joy in Leeuwarden (We are Ready)
San Antonio Foam Party
When the Evening Sun Goes Down
Lock Up Your Mountain Bikes
Gubba Look-a-Likes
All I Want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague Away Kit
“Bat Walks”
The Bane of Constance
Lark Descending
For What is Chatteris
The Bastard Son of Dean Friedman
Rock and Roll is Full of Bad Wools
We Built This Village on a Trad. Arr. Tune
Everything’s A.O.R.
Trumpton Riots
Vatican Broadside
National Shite Day
The Light at the End of the Tunnel (Is the Light of an Oncoming Train)

You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory (Johnny Thunders cover)
Outbreak of Vitas Gerulatis
Time Flies By (When You’re the Driver of a Train)
Joy Division Oven Gloves

Given the date it’s a shame they didn’t play Epiphany.