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Review | The Psychedelic Furs @Brighton Dome 4.10.19

The Psychedelic Furs photographed by Maggie Butler

The Psychedelic Furs photographed by Maggie Butler


Born in the winter of 1977, The Psychedelic Furs released their first studio album Talk Talk Talk in May 1981 with Columbia Records. Spanning an active presence of four decades, The Psychedelic Furs have accumulated a great number of beloved fans and made a spectacular come back for October. Travelling around the UK for nine tour dates, there has been a great demand from avid music lovers to revisit highlights of their amazing career.

Courtesy of Luca Guadagnino's 2017 adaptation of André Aciman's novel Call Me by Your Name, the inclusion of 'Love My Way' directed a new wave of music lovers to discover the works of The Psychedelic Furs. Over the years, the veteran post-punk band, driven by brothers Richard and Tim Butler, have released a total of seven studio albums.

The Psychedelic Furs created a party that will forever remain in the minds of those who attended. Following the likes of ABBA, The Specials and David Bowie who have all graced the stage of Brighton Dome's Concert Hall, The Psychedelic Furs have left a great mark. Their stage presence was unbelievably captivating, which radiated throughout the venue. With their several decades of experience, the chemistry between the band made a positive impact on the audience. Instead of a room of strangers, the evening became a reunion of long lost friends.

Ending their set with 'India' from their 1980 self-titled album, members of the audience were a tad damp from dancing too hard. More music from the band in the future is on the horizon. The unreleased song, 'That Boy That Invented Rock an' Roll' was shared mid-way through their set, causing a hum of excitement, buzzing around the venue.


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