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"I can't really say we've got more popular," he said. "After the initial people getting to know you a bit, we've sort of held steady."
But the band didn't seem to notice. Despite being together for 10 years, they carried all the swagger one might expect of a cocky new band from Britain.
The sound helped; thanks to a triple-guitar lineup, it was loud and powerful, setting the tone for the night. And, after opening with cuts from their new release Valhalla Dancehall, the band was quick to oblige the audience members' requests for older songs. The set list, essentially went gradually backwards through the band's catalog. By the fourth song they had reached Open Season standout track "Oh Larsen B," and the audience, despite only numbering around 150 attendees, caused the floor to shake in response.
As the would-be last song of the night, The Decline Of British Sea Power single "Carrion," ended, the band invited members of the opening bands onto the stage for "All In It," a sort of miniature song that bookends Do You Like Rock Music? It eventually morphed into a fast paced rock 'n' roll jam session fueled by a rambunctious audience that similarly decided to rush the stage.
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