Phosphorescent – Debaser Slussen, September 22nd 2010

Phosphorescent – Debaser Slussen, September 22nd 2010

The support act was “Timber Timbre”. Some acts still don’t want their pictures to be taken. Strange, it is like they don’t understand the techniques that are being developed. Next to the press there are lots of other people who are allowed to use their phone or camera and there are some out there who will perform even better when it gets dark. Anyway, no pictures of Timber Timbre in action.

But, because it was my first concert inside since I have moved to Stockholm and the first in a long time anyway. I will write a little piece about this support act. Timber Timbre are from Canada and the singer has a nice dark voice. The music is perfect for these darker and colder getting nights. Relaxed but a little too much of the same for me. Relaxed is OK but it should not get to relaxing… The performance was good, with lots of different instruments and I would like to see them again.

The big name for tonight and where most of the crowd was coming for was of course “Phosphorescent”.

Wow, just wow. A really nice voice although lead singer Matthew Houck admitted that he had a frog in his throat a few times. They thanked Timbre Timbre since tonight was the last time they joined them on their tour. During the Phosphorescent show I got goose bumps with a few songs. “I Am A Full Grown Man (I Will Lay In The Grass All Day)” and “Wolves” were good. Performed well and really good lyrics.

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Scott Stapleton - Phosphorescent

They also played a the songs “Reasons to quit” and “It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way” from the album “To Willie” they made to honor the big Willie Nelson. The tone of the songs was a little different then the other songs of Phosphorescent but this was actually the first time that I liked this kind of music.
The pianist Scott Stapleton made a big impression on me as well, especially when he went “wild” during some songs.

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Scott Stapleton - Phosphorescent

The song about the annual parade in New York, the “Mermaid Parade” war really good as well. Another song that was written by Bob Dylan was just another addition to the great performance.
“At Death, A Proclamation” was the banging end of the show.
I have to admit that I did not know the band yet but since tonight they definitely have a new fan!

For more information you can always check out the Phosphorescent MySpace

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