Friday, 26 June 2015

#469: The Movielife, Academy 2, Manchester

Though it could be easy to dismiss The Movielife’s reunion tour as either pocket-lining or ego-stroking, a thought that unfortunately dogs any such tour irrespective of genre, the fact remains that it’s been ten years since the band graced a UK stage (post-Movielife projects don’t count, you pedants), and whether money was a deciding factor or not, there’s still 900 people here tonight who were more than willing to part with theirs in order to finally hear the songs which shaped their adolescence. Fortunately, not even three songs in and any such cynicisms are put to bed.