"It's a coalition of inescapable feelings and fabricated nonsense, each propping the other up. Crab Day is an old holiday, Crab Day is a new holiday. Crab Da isn't a holiday at all".
Things aren't as freeform here, but in the absence of her lovely, weathered old melodies, nothing feels quite as it should be; the sound is as precisely off-kilter as touch-typing while gazing out of the window, then looking at the screen to find you've been one key to the left all along. [...] Crab Day is a voyage into doubt led by a queasy compass, and a ringleader who's prepared to stake out uncertain territory. Le Bon always keeps you guessing, making the old traditions of guitar-oriented rock feel arbitrary, too. Her nervy assessments of the world are filled with equal parts suspense and heart, and beautifully zany riffs, where the feeling of being frayed by uncertainty comes together into a strangely comforting patchwork.
- 30.05. Berlin
- 31.05. Köln