March 2014 saw the release of The Dandy Warhols’ first live album, Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia Live at the Wonder, recorded in a ballroom in hometown Portland, Oregon, and mixed in The Odditorium, the band’s creative hub, studio and party palace. And to follow up, they’ve embarked on a sizeable spring-summer tour, stopping off at Bristol’s Anson Rooms on 8 July.
If you’ve never delved further than ‘Bohemian Like You’, the Dandys’ back catalogue makes for interesting listening, swinging from heroin (passé or not) to bubblegum with slack stoner psychedelia and guitar-driven rock versus synth-heavy power pop. You could say they’ve something of a penchant for reinvention, but their songs are always bound by Courtney Taylor-Taylor’s distinctive vocals and lethargic delivery.
With dizzy hooks, American drawl and whatever else is up their sleeves, they’re sure to be indisputably Dandy.
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