The Collectable Few @ The Borderline, London 03/12/11

December 6, 2011 by  

The four-piece performed in front of their home crowd, for the launch of their new single ‘Model Behaviour’. Any packed out gig at The Borderline is always going to create an electric atmosphere and The Collectable Few can now say theyve headlined on the same stage as some of the greatest bands in history. And Jet.

By the time the boys reached the stage we had already been spoiled by three support acts, with Rook and the Ravens standing out as one to watch. Lead singer Tarek Al-shammaa looking the part dressed in a bright green polo shirt that Vampire Weekend would be proud of, while the rest of the band beamed smiles throughout. They played Cure-pop influenced tracks from their debut EP ‘Half the Night,’ as well as some new choice cuts.

The Collectable Few had the legion of fangirl ladies bouncing from the off with their pulsating rhythms and 80s funk/pop guitar. Within seconds it was easy to fall in love with the energy that generated off the stage, and although there wasn’t the banter, there was still an instant audience-band connection. ‘Headstrong’ propelled the gig into another dimension, a sheer monster of a single in the live environment.

Eighties-tinged ‘Promises’ and ‘Glamour’ seemed to already be fan favourites and by the time they played ‘Model Behaviour’ they fit like an old pair of aptly-indie Converse Allstars. Catch them now before you find yourself watching them behind a sea of sweaty hipster girls. They should be next year’s disco favourites to rival Two Door Cinema Club, but with some actual style.


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