Mediocre Indie

Plucked violin notes ripple across the large crowd and singer Andrew Bird whistles insouciantly from behind the mic - it's the perfect continuation of a sunny day in the Suffolk countryside. Bird's vocals are deep and bluesy and despite the cheery tunes his subject matter isn't always so bright, the first tune, 'Weather Systems' containing the lyric, "We're all basically alone", before Bird swaps his guitar for a violin, playing freely with flourish. During, 'A Nervous Tic Motion of The Head To The Left' he strums the violin like a guitar with fine showmanship to the shuffling pace.

The sloping melody of 'Armchairs' adds a little variety to the set, which although well performed tends to be a little underwhelming and slip into the back of your mind rather too quickly.