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Of Montreal: Academy 2, Manchester

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 7 October 2010

THE STAGE IS DOMINATED by a large, caped figure, wearing a three-foot goldfish on his head, and firing fake guns at the crowd. This bizarre creature then attacks another masked stage monster in a blitz of strobes and computer graphics. Somewhere in this chaos, Of Montreal's colourful singer Kevin Barnes flicks away his fringe and launches into the bittersweet 'Coquet Coquette', the killer track on their current album, False Priest.

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