Sometimes you see a band you grow up announcing a tour and you get nostalgic and you think "I'll go to that, I'd love to hear tune X live". Well Dirty Vegas announcing such a tour made us do just that. I loved "Days Go By" which if you can find the right video is still an amazing vid to a great track, and one of my all time top dance tracks.
Sometimes when you go and see those bands you get the opportunity to wallow in nostalgia. Leftfield had tapped into that perfectly with their Leftism tour. Other artists are continually redefining their sound and leaving the past in the past...this is what we got tonight. Richard Fearless created Death in Vegas but was using the old band name to attract a crowd to his latest project "Transmission"
It's a combination of bizarre electronic noise with mumbled vocals from former porn star Sasha Grey.
We could barely work out what she was saying ("mirror", "flesh", "mirror") and the sound she was mumbling over the top of had no discernible beat. It was apparently inspired by sounds being made outside of his studio.
So, we didn't get it, and not getting what we were expecting we left part way through. He did tweet that the previous night's performance was off the hook. It needs to be put back on there.
To help you judge for yourself here's a video they bothered to make. Sasha did get some interest from the crowd, stupid me didn't twig who she was until after the second track whilst I was distracting myself with google searches whilst they played.