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Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Forum, London

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 12 June 2003

THE HEADY MIX of hype and talent bubbling around the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, from New York, on this one-off return to London should have made for an explosive night. But the plug is pulled on the crowd's pent-up emotions within minutes of its start. As her band play the jerky new single, 'Pin', the singer, Karen O, falls to her hands and knees, crawling suggestively across the stage, so exciting some fans that they seem ready to climb up after her. A security phalanx bulls forward, crowd and idol never touch, and a sense of distance dulls everyone.

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