The Reader Review
Leeds University, Leeds, 30 April 2004
Leeds University was packed to the rafters to witness Supergrass live. This was my first experience of seeing the lads live and I was not disappointed one little bit. From the floating opening notes of In It For The Money the crowd were entranced and were for the entire duration of the gig. Richard III followed on and was pure rock 'n' roll, it found extra strength I felt from the crowd's involvement.
Gaz's voice was in magnificent form hitting all the right notes to a key. Mick also provided great backing vocals, especially on the short acoustic sit-down set half way through the gig. That was a real special treat I felt seeing the lads relaxed on the sofa and singing away with the crowd in full voice on Caught By The Fuzz and Late In The Day.
New single Kiss Of Life went down a treat and I was thoroughly looking forward to hearing it for the first time. It certainly is a funky little number. It certainly is a different edge of Supergrass, yet one knows it is them through and through. It's basically another masterstroke from an incredibly gifted band. I'm positive it will be a hit when the single is released.
Mick got his chance on lead vocals when Never Done Nothing Like That Before got an airing. It was a short fast rocking song which fit in perfectly with the set list.
When Alright and Grace blasted out the place really came to life. The band and audience were as one in time, and it was the best feeling in the world - except from getting absolutely crushed at the front that is!
An absolutely wonderful gig and I hope the lads return to Leeds soon. Here's to another 10 years of Supergrass, at least!
John Ashton - 15 May 2004