The Presets at Turf Club
The Presets Setlist
Blood Red Shoes Setlist
Brighton’s Blood Red Shoes opened the show, the stage completely lit in a deep green (which remained unchanged throughout their entire set), possibly due to the fact that the artwork for their forthcoming 2019 album Get Tragic is also in the same green tone. They didn’t play any of those 2019 songs, it’s really not the time to start promoting those singles, but instead concentrated on their various hit singles.
You may recall that when we caught the duo (guitarist Laura-Mary Carter and drummer Steven Ansell) opened for the Fatellis, they really won our hearts with their catchy, anthemic songs. Our favorite is still the great singalong “Light It Up”, which Ansell introduced as, “You guys may know this one.”
They commented on the weather (a miserable, rainy night) as “feels like being in England… raining and cold!” Although the band has been in Minneapolis twice (once at the 7th Street in 2014 and once at First Ave with the Fatellis), they admitted that this was their first time in St Paul.
Up in the front were perhaps some of their biggest fans, including a guy with a tattoo of the band on his arm. With these diehard, dedicated fans in the area, you can bet that it won’t be long until Blood Red Shoes returns to the Twin Cities.
If you love hard alternative guitar/drum combo rock, Blood Red Shoes is a band worth watching out for. Hopefully with their 2019 album coming out in January, that would only mean the duo will be back headlining their own shows next year.
As for The Presets, we’ve heard about the duo since their 2005 debut album Beams. When they went straight to #1 on the ARIA charts with Apocalypso in 2008, we knew they were special. In fact, after numerous tour (including support for the incredible popular Daft Punk), The Presets earned “Best Live Act” from inthemix Awards.
The Australian band only comes to American once in a while, the last time we saw them, it was at First Avenue in May 2013 and said, “ The Australian duo broke into the mainstream with their #1 album, Apocalypso, spawning six hit singles: "My People", "This Boy's in Love", "Talk Like That", "Yippiyo-Ay", "If I Know You" and "Kicking and Screaming".”
Back in town, and again, of course the Presets brought the strobe lights. If you have photosensitive epilepsy, you should probably not go to a Presets show. To be fair, the strobe effects were used to sync with the music, and create a pumping sound. A video screen was used against their music, sometime to very cool effects.
If you love dance music, like Chemical Brothers or Daft Punk (but with live vocal mix), you should go to a Presets show. Their brief North American tour will end in Brooklyn on October 9th.
The Presets’ Hi Viz is out now on Modular Recordings.
US / Canada Tour Dates:
10/05/18 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10/06/18 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
10/08/18 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
10/09/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
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The Presets at the Turf Club, St Paul (03 Oct 2018)