To say that this performance exceeded my expectations is a giant understatement. This was an emotional journey that demonstrates once again the sheer power that music has to impact our souls in a remarkable and visceral way.
For me, this was the performance of Bestival. Everyone I spoke to who saw the band's set remarked on how amazing it was, and how The Twilight Sad instantly became their favourite discovery from the fest, so I know I wasn't alone in feeling the impact of this performance.
The band's performance of "It Never Was The Same" is especially powerful, as Graham casts his eyes heavenward as he sings the anguished lyrics, "So we dance to save them all / We ask to save them all / We try to save them all / You didn't have to kill them all" and the lament of the echoing refrain, "We've fallen, we've fallen, we fall apart."
"There’s a Girl in the Corner"
"That Summer, At Home I Had Become The Invisible Boy"
"I Became a Prostitute"
"It Never Was the Same"
And listen to this quieter but equally powerful version of "It Never Was the Same" from their Òran Mór Session EP
"Reflection Of The Television"
"And She Would Darken The Memory"