Destroyer play rare show at Green Man Festival 2011

Scenes by Al De Perez
Scenes by Al De Perez

Smooth Canadian indie heroes Destroyer played a rare UK show as they headlined the Far Out Tent at Green Man Festival 2011 on Saturday night.

However, the band drew a relatively sparse crowd thanks to a punter-pulling main stage set from Noah and The Whale.

Those who did witness Destroyer‘s show were treated to richly rendered renditions of the Vancouver outfit’s eighties-influenced new album ‘Kaputt’.

Frontman and part time New Pornographer Dan Bajar cut a rumpled, enigmatic figure and offered little in the way of onstage banter, other than uttering: “Hi, we’re Destroyer. Has anyone been on the ferris wheel yet?”

Highlights included ‘Chinatown’, ‘Savage Night at the Opera’ and sprawling closer ‘Bay of Pigs’.

Fellow Canadians Holy Fuck closed the Far Out Stage’ last night, with Gruff Rhys topping the Green Man second stage tomorrow.

Squarepusher leads a Warp Records-curated After Dark bill on the same stage tonight with Chris Clark among those mucking in.

Fleet Foxes will headline the main stage at the Welsh event tonight.

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