Chase & Status - T in the Park 2012 review
'They inject a much-needed dose of energy'
Gavin McInally - 08 July 2012
Dance duo Chase & Status continue their meteoric rise on the festival circuit claiming an evening
slot on T's top stage which seems like a million miles from their cosy King Tut's Tent showing 12 months ago.
Stomper 'No Problem' opens proceedings as MC Rage demands mosh pits from the indie fans in front of him who are buried shin deep in mud.
The show never has any prospect of reaching the intensity of their previous effort due to the elements in the open air but they do succeed in injecting a much needed dose of energy tonight.
Maverick Sabre joins the DJs on stage for a brilliant 'Fire In Your Eyes' track which doesn't need the help of the giant video backdrop to cover the vocal duties.
Unfortunately Plan B's appearance for the stunning 'Pieces' is purely the recorded version but the surprising cover of Rage Against The Machine's 'Killing in the Name' (a number they didn't do at metal minded Download, oddly) has the field going absolutely wild.
A bastardised dubstep blend of Guns n' Roses and Red Hot Chili Peppers follows at the expense of more common tracks from 'No More Idols' but the crowd don't appear to mind as the sea of heads expands throughout the night.
The well groomed London combo Saul Milton (Chase) and Will Kennard (Status) look like they've arrived from a different planet compared with the battered and bruised crowd before them, but for one pleasant hour we're all equals in in the hell T in the Park becomes.
The frenetic 'Fool Yourself' wraps up a triumphant set and mosh pits duly open to mark the fact but a headline set in a tent must be the next appearance at T to make full use of the great Chase & Status.
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