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NME Awards Tour

- February 22, 2013

The annual NME Awards Tour always mixes future superstars with bands that will be forgotten in the time it takes us to get through a box of cereal. This year is no exception. Peace opened proceedings with a solid, if slightly one-dimensional performance before making way for Palma Violets who, despite their bluster and the screams of a large contingent of 14-year-olds, definitely won’t be breaking into rock royalty. Miles Kane lifted proceedings a little, but his showmanship and style certainly outweigh the quality of his material. It was left to Django Django to rescue the evening, which they did in style. A slick, captivating, engrossing and boundary-breaking performance certainly highlighted the deficiencies of the other bands and marked the experimental indie-dance quartet as flag-bearers for the future of British music.

Concert Hall, Brighton Dome, 21 February 2013
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Adam Lindsay

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