buttonSnow Patrol @ Daikanyama Unit (21st Feb '06)

Happy And You'd Know It With Their Eyes Wide Open

Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol      "Yes, it's all gonna change. It's all going to change." Well, luckily not their sheer emotional effectiveness as these strident adamant words made famous in Snow Patrol's commercial breakthrough Final Straw are what open this special one off performance amidst their inclusion in Amnesty International's worldwide anti-arms Make Some Noise campaign alongside the likes of U2 and Coldplay, not to mention the upcoming release of their highly anticipated follow up, the aptly titled Eyes Open. Just as in their storming Red Marquee set following The Killers at Fuji Rock '04, the ever beaming Gary Lightbody (vocals, guitar), Jonny Quinn (drums), Nathan Connolly (guitar, vocals), Tom Simpson (keys) and fresh boots on watch Paul Wilson (bass, vocals) dutifully rally the troops inside the belly of UNIT, floors below the neon streets and boutique shops of this famed chic area.

Snow Patrol      Keeping it both fresh yet familiar, Patrol trek an emboldening savory blend between Straw and Open to the inextinguishable fevered joy inside. Beginning on the back and forth snappy pumping "Wow," whole house approval is instantaneous as they keep sway with Lightbody and Connolly as the grins begin and stay with Paul's temporarily eclipsing his commanding officer for the moment, a feat in itself. Keeping it raw and real in a misfiring on the following marcher "Chocolate," Lightbody gushes, apologizing. With absolute pride and certainty prior to unleashing the soon to be SP set staple "Chasing Cars," Lightbody announces, "It's the best thing we've ever done." With its building, looping inquisitiveness into one final resonant crescendo and quiet close, faith has never been made stronger.Snow Patrol "Spitting Games," "How To Be Dead," " Ways And Means" and "Run" naturally reside, but it's the pulsing, charger "You're All I Have" from the forthcoming Eyes Open that closes the initial set in an absolute sea of radiant optimism. Awash in its glory from the unquestionably disarming deep convictions of Gary's callings coupled by Paul and Nathan's dual harmonies and soon echoed by all, Tom's playful key peppering spice it up just right for its infectious inspirational cadence cemented together by Jonny's omnipresent high hat throughout.

Snow Patrol      The sparse, yet strong "Open Your Eyes" duly gives something to hold onto in its earnest repeated callings for faith and resolve to be surrounded by people of worth within a 3-part octave rising final surge into a massive unfurling tidal wave of liberation swirling about into the house clap-led straight up rock splendor that's found in "Tiny Little Fractures." No wasting time here chasing anything as Patrol take all within UNIT for a joyous rapturous ride to open one's eyes to the rich possibilities ahead. Perfectly stated in the omitted treat this night within the reflective lullaby from Eyes "You Could Be Happy, " Patrol nudge all tonight courageously and happily forward. "Don't think. Just do." Indeed, good words to put your back into.
Snow Patrol

report by michael and photos by izumikuma

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buttonHappy And You'd Know It With Their Eyes Wide Open : (06/02/21 @ Daikanyama Unit) : review by michael, photos by izumikuma
buttonphoto report : (06/02/21 @ Daikanyama Unit) : photos by izumikuma
buttonphoto report : (04/02/17 @ The Marcury Lounge, The Marcury Lounge) : photos by ryota

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"Eyes Open"
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"Final Straw"
(US import / 国内盤 / UK import / Final Straw)
"The Trip : Comlipation "
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"When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up"
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"Songs for Polar Bears"
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