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A Field Day Festival Photographic Review
The Quietus , August 9th, 2009 16:03

The Quietus went to Field Day, got wet, and had a bloody lovely time. Here we present a gallery of photos and words from the festival


Mogwai start their set with the monologue that precedes 'Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home' from debut album Young Team.

"Music is bigger than words and louder than pictures," intones a female voice. "If the stars had a sound, they would sound like this..."

In the years since Mogwai arrived to give the arse end of Britpop a mighty kick, it's been all too easy to forget what a righteous noise they made when they first appeared in a flurry of Kappa and feedback. EPs - always the band's strong point - have disappeared, to be replaced by albums that occasionally seemed to represent a band becoming far too comfortable.

Tonight, though, they dispel any doubters with a superb set that even has the temerity to bury 'Mogwai Fear Satan' somewhere in the middle, and conclude with a ballocking 'Batcat' that nods as much to Mogwai's love of metal as it does post rock. An rousing end to a terrific day. LT

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