Le Galaxie have been building a considerable reputation as a very special live act off the back of some very warmly received slots at Electric Picnic and Indiependence to name but too. So when I heard they were playing a free gig in The Pavilion it wasn’t a difficult decision to pop my head in the door. The Dublin electro-dance merchants didn’t disappoint. They delivered a fast and furious one hour set that lifted the roof off the venue.
From the off they played with a real energy and enthusiasm that translated to the audience and provided the kind of night that is all too rare. Highlights of the set included a rousing rendition of their recent single The Nightcaller and terrific versions of Heat City and Midnight Mdnight.
Often electronic gigs can be sedate affairs with the guys stuck behind a keyboard syndrome dampening proceedings. This was never a worry here,frontman Michael delivered the kind of frantic Duracell bunny on speed performance that left the crowd crying out for more. The Pav witnessed an act who seemed to be genuinely enjoying themselves and giving the kind of assured, exuberant performance that marks them out as a live act not be missed.