Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds @ Enmore Theatre, 23 January, 2012

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For Deep Sea Arcade to score this particular support slot, you would think it meant a great deal. In their sound, style and swagger, they clearly have an enormous debt to Noel Gallagher and Oasis. That’s not to say they’re a facsimile but it’s obvious that they’re in thrall of British psychedelic-tinged guitar bands, with the stand-out track of the set ‘Girls’ sounding like it has bloodlines coming from early Charlatans and Ride. Supporting a hero can be a daunting experience but Deep Sea Arcade took it in their stride and seemed to enjoy themselves a great deal.

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