Electric Boys @ The Tivoli, Helsingborg (SE)

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ELECTRIC BOYS / LUCER

Date: 03rd November, 2018
Venue: The Tivoli
Ticket: 295SEK (€27/$31)
Promoter: The Tivoli
Photos: Erika Wallberg


“It's so damn cool that ELECTRIC BOYS come to town, they were my favorite band when they first came about”, a guy told me as I was waiting for the show to start. “I'm turning 60 this year and I bought myself my first ‘Sweden Rock Festival’ ticket as a present, he continues. I guess you're never too old to Rock.

Not too young either. The youngsters in LUCER have accomplished much already and are about to release their second album “Ghost Town” in a few months. They've impressed the times I've seen them play live but it didn't feel as intense as usual this night. The place was sparsely crowded when they hit the stage and didn't give the massive support they got on the other side of the bridge. But these Danes are fun to watch and they sound damn good. And they won the crowd over song by song so with two-three songs into the set the response was actually quite good. The “Bring Me Good News” is a nice party song so of course that went down well. I'm still surprised that an event like this didn't attract more people.

Title track from the upcoming “Ghost Town” sounded fantastic. A dark mid-tempo track with a cool and dramatic melody. A bit different from the rest of LUCER's material though but if the new record holds the same quality it is bound to be good. That debut album, “Bring Me Good News” is of course good too but it felt like these new tracks, which also include set closer “Party Like A Rockstar” suits my taste in music better. But absolutely, another approved live-performance by LUCER it was.

LUCER setlist:

01. “Working In The Moonshine”
02. “Bring Me Good News”
03. “Ghost Town”
04. “Crazy”
05. “Indestructable”
06. “Ain't Nobody”
07. “Party Like A Rockstar”

LUCER

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Lucer @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Lucer @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Lucer @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Lucer @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Lucer @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg)
Lucer @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Lucer @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Lucer @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Lucer @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Lucer @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg)

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ELECTRIC BOYS started their set extremely strong with the opening track from their brand new “The Ghost Ward Diaries” album “Hangover In Hannover”. I was really amazed with their energy and drive. Lately, I've only seen them performing at outdoor festivals which never really gets the same. They of course sound fantastic no matter of the situation but the punch delivered here really beat the rest.

It took until the third song though before the crowd woke up for real. “Groovus Maximus” did the trick and got the crowd moving. The Tivoli had filled up fairly well by then and the spirits were high. My birthday-boy friend and his gang had been going strong all night and they weren't slowing down now either. “Mary In The Mystery World” was received really well by the crowd too. I like those old songs a lot of course but I enjoyed the ones from the new album the most. It is a very strong record and a little bit of stage-dirt and jamming just boosts everything. This made mellow “Gone, Gone, Gone” and “You Spark My Heart” two of my favorite from the set. I really like it when bands play a bit outside the original structure from the record and improvise. When the musicians are as skilled as the ELECTRIC BOYS guys it surely is a treat when it happens. This is what I love most with live-music, that you can feel the vibrancy and that it really feels like it's played. The dynamics ELECTRIC BOYS have in the music, starting with powerhouse drummer, who actually not was Niclas Sigevall but Jolle Atlagic, which worked equally well. The main set was wrapped up with yet another new one in “One Of The Fallen Angels” after serving a few nostalgia tracks. It was a very good set and it felt it was over way too soon.

ELECTRIC BOYS came back to deliver more though and kicked off the encore with “Black Betty”. A classic track fitting in to the set perfectly. Conny Bloom had to stop playing to tune his guitar though, “because it wasn't fun playing when it sounded crap”. Well, it wasn't bad but it's cool to see established bands deal with things like that. Then, that he had no tuner on stage and did the quick tune-up all by ear just impressed further. “All Lips And Hips” then closed the night in the perfect way. The groove was in the house and people just looked ridiculously happy.

ELECTRIC BOYS Setlist;

01. “Hangover In Hannover”
02. “Suffer”
03. “Groovus Maximus”
04. “Knee Deep In You”
05. “Mary In The Mystery World”
06. “If Only She Was Lonely”
07. “Angel In An Armoured Suit”
08. “Gone, Gone, Gone”
09. “Electrified”
10. “Spaced Out”
11. “You Spark My Heart”
12. “Rags To Riches”
13. “Bad Motherfunker”
14. “One Of The Fallen Angels”
15. “Black Betty” (LEAD BELLY cover)
16. “All Lips N' Hips”

ELECTRIC BOYS

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Electric Boys @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Electric Boys @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Electric Boys @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Electric Boys @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Electric Boys @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg)
Electric Boys @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Electric Boys @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Electric Boys @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Electric Boys @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg) Electric Boys @ The Tivoli, Helsinborg (SWE) (photos by Erika Wallberg)

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