M83 - frech electro shoegaze awesome-ness - played The Cockpit in Leeds last night, and hit all the right buttons for me. It was a practical masterclass in breaking up the songs into a 'show' and making over an hour of music flow to a euphoric dance workout
Starting with Anthony Gonzalez solo on stage, manipulating ambient sounds, to a string of the 'hits' from latest album Saturdays = Youth, to extended upbeat versions of songs for the masses to dance along too.
Also amazing, was the the number of bands dragged out to attend the show - with members of Wild Beasts, Rolo Tomassi, Grammatics, Sky Larkin, iLiKETRAiNS and probably a whole lot more
Soundtrack to this post: Radio 1 unfortunately, it's early