Two great albums later and they finally reach Europe and Sweden. Sadly they did'nt get a gig in my town Göteborg. They did play in Stockholm and in the much smaller town Växjö.
Växjö was the closest, so me and a friend jumped in the car directly after work on friday and drove 165 miles to get there. In reality we drove several miles extra after missing an exit just outside Borås.
We got to Växjö just in time to catch the opening act Pure Ground. Lovely new acquaintance for me. Also sounding really analogou but much harsher and more minimal then Soft Metals. Alot of influence from The Klinik. I really liked it and the night got off to a great start.
It's not until Soft Metals enter the stage that I realize that Patricia Hall had been dancing junt in fron of me during the whole Pure Ground concert. One thing that I love about smaller venues is how close you get to the band and the stage. Lovely experience for me, but at the same time I really think that these band should have been playing at a bigger venue for a hell of alot more people.
Soft Metals was great and delivered a cool show. Ian Hicks kept in the background working the machines and the cool Patricia held the front singing and occasionally playing the synth. Everything sounded great and they playded alot of my favorite songs, ending the hole thing with the cover of Hot of the heels of love.
Thanx to Klubb Kalabalik for this great evening.