Over a 5 hours in a boiling trian from PoznaÅ„ to Katowice. The hottest day of summer in Poland. And I almost missed what I wanted to see and hear so much!
Last Friday, Danish sensational band, When Saints Go Machine, played a wonderful gig on Tauron Nowa Muzyka festival in Katowice.
It was WSGMâ€™s first show in Poland and they were veryÂ excited and happy that it went so well. It really did. Even though at the last minute the organizers changed the hour of the concert from 2:00am to 9:00pm. Not a nice surprise for those who came later and saw… well… an empty stage… When I got to the the Little Big Stage at 8:30pm â€“ the tant was almost empty. But not for long. It filled up with people, amazing energy and great performed music pretty fast!
When Saints Go Machine gave a very intense, thrilling gig. They started gently with â€žKonkylieâ€ than performed perfectly â€žChurch And Lawâ€ and after that… it was pure magic. Heavy â€žGrey Bluesâ€ from their first record Ten Makes A Face was massive, â€žPixiesâ€ and â€žJetsâ€ form leatest release brought a touch of dance mood to the Little Big Stage tant. â€žKellyâ€ made everybody dance and… smile to the musicians.
As it turned out, WSGM know how to mix joy and melancholy during their show. My personal highlight of the concert was â€žFail Foreverâ€ â€“ this song is even better live than on the album! I didnâ€™t think itâ€™s possible. Throbbing synths, vibrating pure vocals and huge dose of energy! It was the moment when the audience trudly said â€œyesâ€ to Danish band.
Iâ€™d called WSGMâ€™s gig an evolving concert. It was planed in a way that the audience was reacting more happily and expressly with each song. â€œAdd Endsâ€, beautiful, lyrical composition closed the main part of the gig. Extended instrumental ending released an indescribable force of this song.
After such an energetic show the audience wanted more. And got more. 2-songs bis was trudly mind blowing. The musicians was relaxed and satisfied so they literally gave everyting from themselves. The tent where the Little Big Stage was set up went crazy!
Nikolaj Manuel Vansild, the vocalist, was like a huge transmitter of energy through the whole show. The rest of the band was backing him up in a great way. The best thing was to see how they really enjoy being on the stage together and how they were happy to see Polish audience dancing and (!) singing along with them. Despite technical troubles and bad organization it was great see those four Danes on stage. Maybe not everything went perfect, but it was definitely worth to go to Tauron Nowa Muzyka festival for WSGM.
Their music is a pure magic. Magic happened in Katowice last Friday. And I really hope this magic will come back to Poland very soon.