Maverick Sabre - Beach Break Live review

'Mav's in fine voice throughout'

Photographer:Dominic Meason

Chris Eustace - 16 June 2012

"I know the weather's shitty, but make some noise if you're enjoying the music today!" is Mav's opening gambit, neatly summing up 99% of the crowd's feelings on the festival so far.

You can add Maverick Sabre to the "enjoyed" list - after his breakthrough set here last year, he's back playing second to last, drawing a crowd befitting such a billing.

The set's paced nicely too, starting off soulful with the likes of 'I Can Never Be', 'Look What I've Done' and a singalong 'Used To Have It All'.

'No-One' is the turning point, with the lilting original twisting into a frantic dubstep remix, and things then get heavier with 'Let Me Go' and, in a nifty nod to tonight's headliners Chase & Status, a crashing take on 'Warriors'.

With Mav in fine voice throughout, it's a nice touch to finish with former single 'I Need', the hordes unsurprisingly singing "I need sunshine...blue skies" with even more gusto than usual.

 

 


 

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