- 09 Jun 14
Whelan's falls silent.
Getting a sold out room in Dublin to move at half past ten on a Friday night isn't the hardest task in live music. Getting a room to stay still is another thing all together. This was the feat achieved by Angel Olsen in Whelan's last Friday night. Around 22.20 Angel dispensed with the three piece band who had accompanied her throughout the rest of her set and played the last few songs alone.
Once she started singing even the chattiest, tipsy-ist concert goers soon fell silent as she launched into a 12 minute version of 'White Fire' and 'Enemy' – both are lifted from her 2014 breakout album Burn Your Fire For No Witness.
When she's backed by the band the sound is big. 'Forgiven/Forgotten' and 'High & Wild' are particularly impressive with a live band. The alt-rock country hybrid 'Hi-Five' really allows the band to open up and also features one of Olsen's most impressive vocal performances.