Saturday, 9 April 2011

Paul Haig - Live

The Edge Festival@Cabaret Voltaire
After eighteen years indoors, former Josef K vocalist Paul Haig is clearly coming to terms with this live thing. Following a spring-time mini tour, this rapid fire return is given an extra frisson by the indisposition of regular guitarist Jeremy Thoms. Thoms’s temporary replacement is Leopards main man Mick Slaven, also foil for the other half of the Josef K song-writing partnership, Malcolm Ross.

Which makes anthem for serious young men It’s Kinda Funny and lost solo classic Something Good almost as poignant as Listen To Me, a chillingly downbeat epic penned by Haig with late Associates singer Billy Mackenzie. A closing Chance Meeting suggests that now might be the best time yet for Haig and Ross to rekindle their old alliance on the same stage.

The Herald, August 2007

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