The original five-person lineup of Scottish indie-pop outfit Close Lobsters — immortalized on the NME’s genre-defining C86 compilation cassette — reunited on Saturday at Madrid Popfest for its first concert since 1989, part of what, so far, is just a three-date reunion, with appearances coming up in Glasgow and Berlin.
Haven’t been able to dig up a full setlist yet, but the band, on its official Twitter account, did report: “That was fucking awesome. Fantastic audience. Muchas gracious Madrid.” Thanks to YouTube user lamacq71, however, we can present video of four songs, including the band’s debut single, “Going to Heaven to See If It Rains,” which is posted above, plus, below, you can find “Skyscrapers of St. Mirin,” “Let’s Make Some Plans” and “Loopholes.”
The reunited Lobsters also will play a club in Glasgow on April 27 and Berlin Popfest on July 28, with the caveat that “further dates may be scheduled.” The Madrid show was the original lineup’s first since a Nov. 24, 1989, gig at CBGB’s in New York City.
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