May 14, 2003 | Category:

The Cooper Temple Clause

After 2 poor support bands and a far-from-capacity crowd, The Cooper Temple Clause were going to have to pull out something special to make it a worthwhile night. While they didn’t fully succeed in making it a fantastic gig, it was fun.

Despite playing too many new songs to begin with (“Promises, Promises” sounding good), they got going when songs from See This Through And Leave started flowing more freely. Best moment was the double-whammy of Film-maker/Been Training Dogs, easing into the last part of the set.

Even though the crowd clearly wanted more, they band didn’t play a very long set (around an hour) and no encore. On that front, they have to be looked down on.