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Birmingham Bar Academy - Tuesday 22nd April 2008


Alphabeat descended upon Birmingham as headliners of the Wonky Pop Tour; a three pronged pop attack alongside Frankmusik and Leon Jean Marie all organised by Popjustice.com.

Frankmusik was ill and Leon Jean Marie was mediocre, but Alphabeat were non-stop fun times!

The tiny stage in Birmingham’s Bar Academy was covered with twelve dancing Danish feet as Alphabeat launched into a set jam-packed with pop perfection! New single ’10,000 Nights of Thunder’ went down a treat, featuring the sweetest do-doo-doos and nonsensical notions of someone being “so super-supremely ba ba di oh”! Tracks from their forthcoming album ‘This Is Alphabeat’ (Out in June) were equally brilliant; from the danceable disco beats of ‘Go Go’, through to the riotous sing-a-long wails of “ahh-ah-ah-ah, ah-ahh-ahh-ah, ahh-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ahh-ah-ah, woo woo” on ‘Fantastic 6’.

Top ten hit single ‘Fascination’ reached new heights of infectiousness when combined with boundless-tambourine banging-maraca shaking-energy of Anders SG and the adorableness of Stine Bramsen, who is like a Scandinavian Tinkerbell. They’re all just so damn cheery and managed to leave everyone buzzing by closing their set with the Wonky Pop Allstars ecstatic cover of Daft Punk’s ‘Digital Love’!

Listen: www.myspace.com/thisisalphabeat