Scottish darlings Camera Obscura have been a staple on the indie rock scene ever since their 2001 debut album Biggest Bluest Hi Fi established them as modern torchbearers of the genre's more wistful, melancholy varieties. At the band's stylish live shows, the plaintive vocals of Tracyanne Campbell float whimsically over the band's jangly guitar and percussion work, creating a lush atmosphere that lets gems like "Eighties Fan" and "I Love My Jean" really shine. The songs may be dreamy, but the band never gets lost in the clouds -- they treat their material with a refreshing energy that never fails to satisfy on their must-see tours.
Camera Obscura formed in Glasgow in 1996 and made their recording debut in 1998 with "Park and Ride". Their 2001 full-length debut Biggest Bluest Hi Fi was produced by Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, and was a hit with critics and fans alike for heavily-blogged tracks like the starry-eyed "Eighties Fan". In 2006 they made their first appearance on the UK Albums Chart with their third LP Let's Get Out of This Country, an effort that landed them a deal with legendary British label 4AD. In 2013 the band released their fifth album Desire Lines, cracking the Top 40 in the UK and thrilling fans around the world with a series of unforgettable concerts in support of the record.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"What a fabulous voice and band! A pure pleasure to experience."
"Wow! This show was fantastic! Everything sounded pretty much perfect. The trumpet player/random percussionist was so much fun to watch... looked like he was having a great time."
"Their stage setup was indeed simple. nothing fancy and no backdrop. but the performance was definitely amazing with them playing most of their hit singles including 'French Navy'. Tracyanne was as vogue as always and the whole band displayed outstanding showmanship."