Other stand out tracks included ‘Towers of London’, a brave effort at the less than accessible ‘Travels of Nihilon’ which the guys should be commended for attempting, and ’Senses Working Overtime’. It was a sterling performance and the band’s two years at finding the right members and rehearsing have clearly paid off. This is a much tighter unit than X-StatiC, much more professionally sounding and playing with a breadth and depth across XTC’s output that will give any newcomer a clear idea of what they were all about. The small but perfectly formed audience alluded to, all seemed to be having a good time. People were mouthing the words, sometimes singing along, dancing and generally reminiscing. Neither were there only those who would have seen the original band, several people were fairly young and seemed equally to be enjoying the lively show.
Fossil Fools are returning to Swindon on July 9th to play the Vic. I urge anyone interested in live music played well to put the date in their diaries!
Melanie Hussey, Swindon Advertiser
Photos by Kay Brown