Review of Poor Things on the Seedlings stage at Belladrum, 8th of August, 2014.
Opening at pace, and when do they not, Poor Things laid into Halcyon Days. It was more than just pace tonight but volume with the addition of an extra guitar in the guise of Corrie from Pinact who added an extra dimension, or as they put it ‘beefier, generally meatier and better all round’. I couldn’t have put it better myself.
Not that there was ever anything lacking, apart from a guitar amp on the last appearance at Mad Hatters, in a Poor Things set.
Tonight’s vigour entertained a crowd up for a bit of banter even down to asking for them to repeat sing titles. I’m not sure what’s difficult to remember about ‘The Drunk Man Considers the Royal Wedding in Kelvingrove Park’.
So Poor Things were extra meaty today, not that you could ever class them as lightweight, and it worked very well.
Overall it was a good festival for the boys, they even were able to take the memory of the dancing granny from the Singing Kettle away with them.