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Sunday 11 June 2023.

Sunday 11 June 2023 INDOCHINE live at The Roundhouse. For over 40 years, French icons, Indochine , have led the crest of a musical wave with their unique style of genre and generation defying performances. Now, for the first time in a decade, France’s largest new-wave pioneers descend on UK shores for a rare one-off performance at London. They are a massive band back home in France, where they play arenas and stadiums. This show sold out in advance. -------- This show is a big deal for French folks, and my security chums told me the first arrivals for this show , got in the queue THREE days before the day of the show. Support band COACH PARTY arrived on stage on 7.40pm for their 30 mins set. They are a female fronted indie-rock band from The Isle Of Wight, who did a good set. I think they said they are playing summer shows in France with Indochine, along with Rock En Seine Fest. They are playing a UK headline tour in Sept/Oct which includes The Scala, London on 12 Oct. This coincides with the release of their debut album 'Killjoy'. INDOCHINE arrived on stage at 8.45pm and played for 2 hours 10 mins. They performed a nice long set, similiar length to their French shows. The singer looks very 80s in his clothing and odd haircut. All of their songs were in French i think , and the singer says a few words in English. There were covers of 'Poker Face' by Lady Gaga, a snippet of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart ' by Joy Division and final song of the night 'You Spin Me Round' by Dead or Alive. Confetti cannons were used a few times during the show. Their lively songs sounded much better , than the semi-acoustic ones. Their French fans are clearly loving it, and the band radiate happiness to their fans. An enjoyable show. -------------------------------- -------------------------------- Saturday 10 June 2023. DODGY + THE SUPERNATURALS live at The Forum. Indie rockers from Hounslow who had several hits in the mid 1990s Brit Pop era. I have seen them a few times before. They will be playing their third album from 1996 'Free Peace Sweet' in full. It reached number seven in the UK album charts. Support comes from another 1990s Brit Pop era band The Supernaturals. They hail from Glasgow and had five Top 40 hit singles. This is the last night of their UK tour. ----------- Lots of space upstairs and downstairs so maybe 1000 folks here max. A mainly middle aged crowd who remember the bands from when they were younger. THE SUPERNATURALS arrived on stage at 8.25pm for their 50 mins set. They played a good set that included their Top 40 hits including 'Lazy Lover ', 'I Wasnt Built To Get Up', 'The Day Before Yesterday's Man' and 'Smile'. DODGY arrived on stage at 9.40pm for their 80 mins set. As mentioned in advance, they play their third album in its entirety. That included the good hits 'In A Room' and 'Good Enough'. Encores were 'Staying Out for the Summer' and 'Grassman'....an enjoyable show... Before the encore started the band said "they would be at the merch stand for a meet n greet after the show at the merch stand where we would not be charging you for, like some fucking greedy bands do". At the merch stand , they were selling pre-printed setlists that they would sign in front of you for only £3