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Along with death, love and heroin, girls undoubtedly provide one of the enduring themes of music. However, it’s a topic which is oft handled with less subtlety than a Gallagher brother on a therapist’s chaise longue. Taken from their second album Two Dancers, ‘All The King’s Men’ is the perfect antidote to Akon smacking things he probably shouldn’t and other such hideousness. Hayden Thorpe’s call forth in a stunning falsetto for ‘Girls who’ll feed me/Girls who want me/Girls who need me’, doesn’t come across nearly as horrible and clichéd as it might read.
There are few times when a venue can have been so suited to the band playing in it. It is not just the style or size of the Deaf Institute which creates the atmosphere but the intimacy it provides. From the opening riff and languid, syncopated beat of 'Intro', the audience know that they are in the right place at the right time to see a band still full of nervous, raw energy. Just under three hundred people are packed into a small room, dark but stylishly set out with a gigantic disco ball to add a semi-self-conscious ironic chic, and barely a muscle is moved or a word spoken.
8 albums in, and yet another re-invention of AFI’s image and sound. Decemberunderground was panned by fans and critics, somewhat unfairly perhaps. Medicate, the first single off AFI’s new album Crash Love, is one of the best and most energetic tracks on the album. It’s a blend of Sing the Sorrow’s up-tempo punk and the refined arena-rock of Decemberunderground. Where Decemberunderground was sometimes over-refined, this is a great balance. However, where Sing the Sorrow was a masterpiece, this is not.