As we arrived in Munich the streets were lined with tourists wearing stupid hats and leather trousers. Oktoberfest. München kotzt and all that.
The club had a predominantly sixties feel, and the idea that 370 ticket buyers could fit inside it was banal. The crowd was amazing and the temperature astronomical. Probably our loudest singalong this year.
Friendly Fires were once again fantastic and it feels really sad that our sejour together has now come to an end. They are an incredibly friendly (no shitty pun intended) and open bunch and it was a real honour to be able to support them around Deutschland.
The tour with Kills had only just begun when we got the call from our management - “How would you like to play support for Friendly Fires?”. I think we may even been in our now second home, Luxor, at that point. Our manager is now deaf due to our reaction.
Cologne was great, as we have now come to expect every time we’re there. Friendly Fires played the house down with an amazing gig.
Hamburg is definitely one of our favourite cities in Germany. Maybe it’s the ships, the little bars next to the Landungsbrücken, the fish rolls, the perils of the Reeperbahn, the flea markets, or maybe it’s just the amazing crowds we come across.
Dockville and then this? Keep it up, Hamburg.
We’ll see you in Molotow on the 28th October, yeah?
Postbahnhof Berlin (Natalia Kills Support) - 12.09.2011
So this week we were practising like mad monkeys trying to get the live set together for the tour (got a surprise coming for everyone there, just you wait), when some folks called and asked us whether we’d like to support the charming Natalia Kills on her first headline tour around Germany. Kills has already played alongside two of our current tour-radio-favourites, Robyn and Katy Perry, so we couldn’t really resist.
IF WE RUN THROUGH THE STREETS SUBURBAN DRAMA BENEATH OUR FEET WE SEE OUR BREATH IN THE AIR WHILST EVERYBODY ELSE SLEEPS WE’RE TAKING SIDEPATHS JUMPING FENCES INTO BACKYARDS THIS NEWSPEAK’S GETTING ME NUMB THIS NEWSPEAK’S GETTING ME NUMB
YOU SAID, YOU READ WE’RE BEING WATCHED BY CAMERAS WE’RE WATCHED BY ANIMALS
WE DREAM OF ROADS MADE OF LAUGHTER AND OF HAPPILY EVER AFTERS WE MAKE OUR SHADOWS MOVE FASTER WATCH MY SHADOW MOVE FASTER AND I’LL PULL UP MY HOOD AND START A FIGHT I’LL PULL UP MY HOOD AND START A FIGHT
MY LOVE, MY LOVE, LET’S PULL THE ALARM MY LOVE, MY LOVE, LET’S PULL THE ALARM
CAUSE YOU SAID, YOU READ WE’RE BEING WATCHED BY CAMERAS WE’RE BEING WATCHED BY ANIMALS WE’RE BEING WATCHED BY ANIMALS