The Spinto Band @ Cabaret Voltaire 22-02-09

March 2, 2009

THE SPINTO BAND
Cabaret Voltaire, Glasgow, February 22 * * *

Returning to Scotland to make their first appearance in the capital, The Spinto Band took to the stage with minimal fuss and quickly got down to the business at hand, winning over a busy crowd with their blend of quirky pop-rock.
Delaware’s finest may not have drawn as big or as focused an audience as support act We Were Promised Jetpacks but that didn’t stop them from delivering what was an entertaining set of tracks lifted from their last two albums, and one particularly attention-grabbing cover.
In full flight the six-piece looked like a bunch of Napoleon Dynamite extras putting themselves through some kind of robotic-inspired aerobics class, jerking and twisting their bodies in time to the music.
It proved a joyous sight on the tracks lifted from 2006’s Nice and Nicely Done album, the fresh-faced Spintos giving their all on opener Direct To Helmet, Mountains and the irresistible Oh Mandy but save for Summer Grof much of the material taken from recent LP Moonwink came and went without leaving much of a mark on the somewhat reserved crowd.
They provoked the biggest response of the night thanks to their inspired reworking of I Think We’re Alone Now, delivered with charm and energy the band easily made it their own in typically idiosyncratic fashion.

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