Location: Fluor, Amersfoort (Netherlands)
By: Sabine van Gameren
Therapy? recently released a new album called “Cleave” and they are taking it on tour. This night they played in Amersfoort, Netherlands.
As a support we got the Dutch formation Maple. The guys are based in Amsterdam area and have are making music they describe as fuzzpop. They seem to be a quite young formation, the music they make is not really standing out from your average local band, lacking some comprehension in the songwriting. They could spend some more time in taking it deeper and making their own face come forward a little bit more. Whatever they play is executed well though. Performance wise they are not too interesting to watch either, I hoped they would live their own music a bit more and have that energy come alive but they fail to amaze with that part as well.
Ok for a support, but right now not something I will remember their name for.
Therapy? has almost thirty years on the counter. “Cleave” is album number 15 for the Irish rockers and while they scored most with their hit “Diane” they have plenty of other material that the fans enjoy. A full house tonight as well in Amersfoort. Their new album is what they start with “Wreck It Like Beckett” and “Expelled” are some songs they start with but soon the guys are hitting back towards the early 90’s. The audience does not need much time to get into the mood for it, it seems the long-lasting relation the band has with their fans is stronger than ever.
Drummer Neil is celebrating his birthday today which grants him a little moment of his own on the stage. A solo for the fans to watch is certainly a plus as the man shows of the skills with a passion. In general the band is all quite energetic, setting a good example for their evening’s support.
Therapy? continues to have the 90’s albums at the highlight of their setlist, but after a short break returning with some more songs of their latest release. Good to see that these are still in good line with the older material and with the fans being energetic the show appears to be a success.
Closing the evening with “Success? Success Is Survival” the guys leave their audience with grace, a night of satisfied visitors and many returns on the calendar.