Gig Reviews

Fields of the Nephilim at O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, Dec 22 2017 – SUPPORTS, SALVATION AND SKELETAL FAMILY

Written by Lee Farmery

Back in 1990 there was a 14 yr old kid who very nervously made his way to his first ever concert at The Assembly Hall , Worthing . That kid was me and the band was of course Fields of the Nephilim . Obviously years have passed but my love for the band hasn’t waned.

Anyway ,here I am 27yrs on, still wearing black  and a few more lines on my face .

First band on the bill was Salvation and by all accounts kicked off proceedings well.

Second support was Skeletal Family . This was the first time I had heard and witnessed this band and they definitely did not disappoint as there is nothing worse than being at a gig thinking who the hell had booked that support and why ?

But this band was a great complimentary musical fit .

They hit the stage with great sound , great songs and a strong stage presence . As The Skeletal Family are well established but an unknown band to me I like to draw comparisons . Female fronted with vocal touches of Missing Persons, Hazel O’Connor and Siouxsie and the Banshees .

Musically an identifiable clean punchy delayed guitar much like The Mission, Fields of the Nephilim with tight punchy Bass and Drums . If you get the chance to see Skeletal Family then go!!!!

So it has been about a year and a half since Nephilim played the Kentish Town Forum. This is on another level of busy from then and the room is electric with excitement .

No Fields gig is complete without completely smoking out the venue like gathering  10,000 hipsters with their sub-ohm vapes .

This was the 3rd time I have had the opportunity to see Fields of the Nephilim and quite honestly the best !

The band was on point , the sound is the best I have heard in the Forum from all the gigs I have seen there and Carl McCoy has the audience in the palm of his hand .

Yes I am a fan but I can say I have seen a few gigs of bands that I like recently which I would rather forget but this was far from one of those !

Highlights for me were, Love Under Will which sets a different swaying feel with its 3/4 groove. Moonchild will always be a highlight for any avid fan .( If you don’t know this song then where have you been?)

Psychonaut has always been a favourite of mine with its trance like backing and driving sound.

The close of the gig was Last Exit for the Lost . Slow , Epic and magnificent !

As the last song slowly grinded to a close all I could think was ” Hey, what better to get you in the Xmas spirit than watch a goth gig !” 😉

Set List

(Dead but Dreaming)
At the Gates of Silent Memory
Dawnrazor
Love Under Will
Moonchild
Prophecy
Psychonaut
Zoon (Part 3) (Wake world)
Mourning Sun
Encore:
Vet for the Insane
Darkcell AD
Last Exit for the Lost
Encore 2:
Celebrate 

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Photo courtesy of Lee Farmery

Photo courtesy of Lee Farmery

Photo Courtesy of Lee Farmery

 

About the author

Lee Farmery

I am the drummer of signed band Furyon but am a regular Session and Dep musician throughout the U.K and abroad with years of experience from Funk,Blues,Rock,Metal and even a touch of Jazz and Latin.
Experienced in Single and double pedal techniques and recording and have variations from 4 to 9 piece kits and electric kits.
I play the cahon and a variation of percussion and can do main and backing vocals with harmonies.
I also have been teaching for 14 yrs from Little people to older and even experienced seeking guidance .
I am Very experienced on Click with a good work ethic .

My equipment is my tools and insist on the best !!!!!

Will travel anywhere!

BRIEF HISTORY ........Noteable performances.etc

2006-2007 M.I (Musicians institute London)
1999-2001 Joined Eugene Speed ......Band (Touring ,Festivals ,Recording,etc)
2003-2004 Toured "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" Musical @Brighton Festival,Edinburgh Fringe and season in Milano.
2006 Joined FURYON ...............Till present day .
2007 Performing PRK for Manumission Ibiza
2008 + 2009 Winnipeg Fringe Festival performing "Pink Floyd " Dark side of the Moon .

General touring and festivals including .
Download,Bloodstock,High Voltage,Hard Rock Hell,Hammerfest,Baroeg Festival (Ne)
And many other U.K and European Shows!

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