Camera Obscura @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 3 November 2009

Wednesday, 11 November 2009, 17:18 | Category : Live reviews
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In the end the main difference is the scale. Camera Obscura put on a good show, but it’s hard not to compare this gig with the previous time I’ve seen the Glasgow band this year. That was back in March at The Lexington when they played their first gig after recording their latest album My [...]

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

Friday, 17 April 2009, 8:20 | Category : Reviews
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You’d be forgiven for thinking that this blog was changing its name to The Daily Camera Obscura, given their prominence on here of late. But I’m making no excuses in talking even more about them, for two main reasons - (1) their new album My Maudlin Career is out next week and (2) it’s brilliant.
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Seven Songs: Camera Obscura

Wednesday, 8 April 2009, 23:30 | Category : Seven Songs
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Camera Obscura are busy people right now. They’ve just done a load of gigs in Austin and New York, and are already tuning up for their UK tour starting on 21 April. They’re just about to release a single ahead of their new album My Maudlin Career, easily one of the best of the year [...]

More Camera Obscura live goodness

Friday, 20 March 2009, 13:20 | Category : Good new stuff
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OK, let’s just declare this Camera Obscura live special week. In addition to the review of their excellent Lexington gig, here’s more live stuff. Traceyanne Campbell’s claim on Monday that this was the first time they had played the new songs live wasn’t quite accurate. They had played three songs to the nation (or at [...]

Camera Obscura @ The Lexington, 16 March 2009

Wednesday, 18 March 2009, 13:57 | Category : Live reviews
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Camera Obscura are warming up. They’re off to SXSW this week and tonight’s gig is their opportunity to run through new material before they hit the Texas schmoozefest. Singer Traceyanne Campbell comes on stage admitting that she’s nervous. But she needn’t be. This is the perfect place for the Glasgow band to be playing the [...]