Motion City Soundtrack, Neverland, 12 July 2012
They don’t make songs like these anymore. It was great to have a 90s flashback with indie band Motion City Soundtrack and listening to tracks like ‘My Favourite Word’, ‘Everything Is Alright’ and ‘Hold Me Down’ live in KL. If the organiser had planned this to be a showcase, then they’ve rather spoiled their audience because MCM played about 15 songs, instead the usual 6-8 songs deemed for a showcase.
Speaking to them backstage, it’s clear the boys are still enjoying themselves and looking forward to tour with their new 5th album ‘Go’, despite being in the industry for over 10 years now. I had asked for a short chorus sing-along to ‘Hold Me Down’ and with a bit of beatboxing in the background, they kinda shied away, haha! Anyhow was glad they played the track live ‘by request’.
I haven’t been in the pit for a very long time and was getting icky with my camera and a new lens. Time for more practise soon?