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Beirut: Academy, Manchester

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 7 September 2011

"THIS IS ANOTHER ONE of those, er, singalongs," says Beirut's Zach Condon, sounding slightly embarrassed by what's going on around him. Once again, the cavernous Academy erupts into a choir of audience voices, with every second hand in the building raised into the air.

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