Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 31/03/11
It’s easy to feel a tad disengaged when you’re sat so far from the action, as we were at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire to see Deerhunter. Lower Dens struggled to make an impact with their poppy shoegaze, but Deerhunter had no problems with a fully fledged set of noisy indie-rock. The band are at their best when wigging out, which fortunately, is something they do with regularity. Creating huge washes of sound, stretching songs out into sustained drone pieces or wiggly kraut workouts, Deerhunter provide atmosphere in abundance; a beautiful noise to be lost in.