An Evening with Dawes
Dawes coming to the UK for a short tour was the perfect excuse for my first evening venture into Glasgow using the train from Stirling. They played to a packed crowd at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. Hailing from Los Angeles I've been a fan since hearing their second album, Nothing Is Wrong. Since then they've released three further LPs. The set heavily skewed towards their latest, We're All Gonna Die, but they played a good selection of highlights from other albums. A highlight was the acoustic rendition of Time Spent In Los Angeles - Taylor played just the first verse and chorus to appease the crowd.
It was a fantastic gig: the crowd very enthusiastic and the band really enjoying the atmosphere of this pretty intimate venue. Hearng the new songs performed live and with less of the layered production gave me a new appreciation for the music.
Dawes were ably supported by Indiana sisters Lily & Madeline who performed a very enjoyable half hour of down-tempo heart-felt electro-folk.
Dawes have since released a streaming-only live album titled We're All Gonna Live which nicely captures the sound of this current tour.