New years gift!

So, 2013 will be an exciting year for the band. A couple of orchestra gigs have been announced and there are more to come according to the band, and we’ll probably start hearing some new songs!

But 2012 isn’t to be forget that easy. Last November, the band played their last European gig at the Village Underground in London. To celebrate the new year and to remember the amazing 2012 in which the band released their latest album “Adventures In Your Own Backyard”, we’ve got a nice gift for you folks, a recording of that gig which can be heard below.

Enjoy, and let’s hope 2013 will be another amazing year full of musical surprises!

SETLIST:

Lighthouse
Blackwind
Step Out For A While
Quiet Crowd
Man Like You
Into Giants 
The Things You Do 
Luscious Life
Beijing
Big Bird in a Small Cage
Morning Sheets
Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Noisy Sunday

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ENCORE:
Man Under The Sea
Improv (Lemons dressed in chocolate)
To Build A Home

Full Washington concert now online!

At September 5th, 2012, the band played the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. NPR recorded this concert in stunning audio and video quality, and you can watch it here. It features Strange Crooked Road, of which no pro video recording was available ever before, and an improv: Oops, I did it again!

Enjoy, and massive thanks to NPR for making this amazing recording. Setlist below:

  • "Lighthouse"
  • "Blackwind"
  • "Step Out For A While"
  • "The Quiet Crowd"
  • "Words In The Fire"
  • "Into Giants"
  • "Strange Crooked Road"
  • "The Things You Do"
  • "Luscious Life"
  • "Big Bird In A Small Cage"
  • "Morning Sheets"
  • "Adventures In Your Own Backyard"
  • "Noisy Sunday"
  • "Beijing"
  • "Man Under The Sea"
  • "Oops, I did it again"

NPR

November 5th, 2012 - Village Underground, London, (2nd night)

This Monday, the band played their last gig in Europe, a second night at Londons Village Underground. The show was sold out. The setlist was roughly the same as the night before, with The Things You Do and Beijing being added and no Drifters or Strange Crooked Road. We also got a new improv with Half Moon Run, which sounded amazing, hope it gets made into a song. Will upload a recording of that later today.

SETLIST

Lighthouse
Blackwind
Step Out For A While
Quiet Crowd
Man Like You
Into Giants 
The Things You Do 
Luscious Life
Beijing
Big Bird in a Small Cage
Morning Sheets
Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Noisy Sunday

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ENCORE:
Man Under The Sea
Improv (Lemons dressed in chocolate)
To Build A Home

November 4th, 2012 - Village Underground, London (1st night)

Yesterday, the band played their first of two gigs in London. Some nice setlist surprises this time, but there were also some technical difficulties, which probably led to no second encore (the band was standing there ready to get back on stage again but the background music started and the lights went on). Man Like You was played instead of Words In The Fire, with an amazing solo by Simon and Robbie (acoustic!) also Drifters instead of The Things You Do and Strange Crooked Road made a return!

SETLIST

Lighthouse
Blackwind
Step Out For A While
Quiet Crowd
Man Like You
Into Giants 
Drifters 
Luscious Life
Strange Crooked Road
Big Bird in a Small Cage
Morning Sheets
Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Noisy Sunday
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ENCORE:
Man Under The Sea
To Build A Home

A recording of Drifters can be heard below: 

October 24 - Tivoli, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Yesterday, the band played their sixth Dutch show this year, with even more coming in January. Unfortunately no new songs yet, but they played Tracy’s Waters, which they last played in The Netherlands in 2009. Also, Lighthouse was started on electric piano, Into Giants sounded better than even and Noisy Sunday was played in the most perfect way. Unfortunately no recordings were made as far as I know, but I will try to find some on YouTube.

Setlist:

Lighthouse
Blackwind
Step Out For A While
Quiet Crowd
Words In The Fire
Into Giants
The Things You Do
Tracy’s Waters
Luscious Life
Big Bird in a Small Cage (Patrick solo on piano)
Morning Sheets
Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Noisy Sunday

ENCORE:
To Build A Home
Where The Wild Things Are

ENCORE:
Sit Down Beside Me 

Any info about Robbie's drums? — Asked by Anonymous

Would love to help you, but don’t have any info on this, sorry.

Patrick Watson returns with orchestra in 2013

After the sold out show with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra back in 2011, the band will be returning to The Netherlands with an orchestra! The band will be headlining the five date travelling festival Cross-Linx with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. 

More artists for the festival are to be confirmed. The band will be playing these 5 dates:

28 Feb: Vredenburg, Utrecht
01 March: Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven
02 March: Paradiso, Amsterdam
03 March: De Doelen, Rotterdam
04 March: Oosterpoort, Groningen

We’re expecting more dates in other countries to be confirmed. We’ll update you as soon as we hear anything!

August 13, 2012 - De Vereeniging, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Yesterday, the band played the beautiful concert hall De Vereeniging in Nijmegen. The show was way more crowded then the day before and the band treated us to some amazing rarities. Strange Crooked Road is back, we got Beijing, To Build A Home AND Patrick tried to do Between The Bars, but after the first half of the song he stopped because he didn’t know the lyrics. He promised to play the song properly next time, but that’ll probably be Utrecht rather than Lowlands. It was an amazing night, the sound was top notch and this was definitely the best 2012 Europe show so far. Check below for videos of To Build A Home and Between The Bars + The Great Escape. A review in Dutch can be read here, photos courtesy of @Siimple

SETLIST

Lighthouse
Blackwind
Step Out For A While
Quiet Crowd
Words In The Fire
Into Giants
The Things You Do
Strange Crooked Road
Big Bird in a Small Cage (Patrick solo on piano)
Morning Sheets
Luscious Life
Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Noisy Sunday

Encore 

Beijing
To Build A Home
Where The Wild Things Are
 
Encore 

Between The Bars (partial)
The Great Escape

August 12, 2012 - De Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands

Last Saturday, the band played the small hall of concert hall De Oosterpoort in Groningen, one of the most northern spots in The Netherlands. Only 200 tickets were sold, so the show was quite empty. The band didn’t mind, it didn’t stop them from playing some rarities like To Build A Home and Man Under The Sea. A video of Blackwind and Lighthouse will be uploaded later today.

Lighthouse
Blackwind
Step Out For A While
Quiet Crowd
Words In The Fire
Into Giants
The Things You Do
Luscious Life
Big Bird in a Small Cage (Patrick solo on piano)
Morning Sheets
Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Noisy Sunday

Encore

Where The Wild Things Are
Sit Down Beside Me
The Great Escape

Encore

Man Under The Sea
To Build A Home

August 11, 2012 - Haldern Pop, Haldern, Germany

Last Saturday, the band played a headline show at a sold out Haldern Pop Festival for 6.300 people. The show has been recorded by the German broadcasting company Rockpalast. It is not know if, when and how much of the show will be broadcasted.

SETLIST:

Lighthouse 
Blackwind
Step Out for a While
Quiet Crowd
Words in the Fire
Into Giants
Luscious  Life
Big Bird in a Small Cage (solo piano)
Morning Sheets 
Adventures in Your Own Backyard
Noisy Sunday