Lynchs open up the evening and their confrontational style is quite a contrast to what follows. Standing at the front of the stage staring at the front rows is an interesting approach but it's one in keeping with the way they approach their art. This might be the biggest stage they've played on, it's certainly by far the biggest we've seen them on, but they fill the room with the sound of early singles Think Responsibly and the set-closing Waxwing as well as their own take on Kraftwerk's The Model, which they turn into a Lynch's song with the electronics of the original replaced by crunching guitars. They go down surprisingly well with The Slow Readers Club crowd.
They play Gateshead The Sage 2 (October 2), Nottingham Rock City (3), Birmingham O2 Academy 2 (5), Cambridge The Junction (6), Cardiff The Globe (7), Bristol Thekla (9), Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (10), Brighton Chalk (11), London Electric Ballroom (12) and Manchester Night And Day (15) before heading to Europe in 2022 to play Antwerp Trix Hall (January 31), Cologne Luxor (February 1), Rotterdam Rotown (2), Amsterdam Bitterzoet (3), Hamburg Ubel Und Gefahrlich (4), Copenhagen Vega (6), Stockholm Nalen (7), Oslo John Dee (8), Berlin Hole 44 (11), Prague Cafe V Lese (12), Budapest A38 (13), Zagreb Culture Factory (14), Milan Biko (16), Munich Ampere (18), Zurich Papiersaal (19), Frankfurt Zoom (20), Paris Supersonic (21) and Lille Aeronef Club (22).