Live music review: The Sisters of Mercy, London, UK
Kentish Town Forum, London, NW5
9 April 2009
Review by: Alexa Williamson
Like a bright, multi-coloured Chinese dragon, The Sisters of Mercy (The Sisters) blazed in to London on a full moon to play a furiously excellent gig at The Kentish Town Forum. Playing a lot of their , including Detonation Boulevard, Lucretia, My Reflection, Anaconda, , and First and Last and Always, Mr Eldritch (the leader and lead vocalist) and crew including Chris Catalyst (guitar and backing vocals) and Ben Christo (guitar and backing vocals) were on good form.
Happily, The Forum, this evening, also offered good acoustics and a good setting for‘ light show as they were bathed in a twilight of blues and purples as they peformed.
With the show being sold out, it’s obvious that the group, which has been breathing and kicking since 1980 are still as alluring as ever. Yet, unfortunately, there has been no new material, in the form of an album, over the past few years.
The question is ‘why?’ - as I believe the record wrangle with East West Records is over. However, myself and other long-standing fans are happy for what we have. May they whirl in to town again soon showering us with wonder and bittersweet, breathtaking and clever words and breaking our hearts when they leave.
The Sisters of Mercy (official site)