When I saw Pigeon Detectives on the Saturday line-up for Hop Farm, I had to roll my eyes. I had seen them in 2006 at KOKO and was left shaking my head. It was a kind of "what's the big deal" with their boisterous post-punk rock. Fans and commenters didn't take kind to the fact that I hated their set and that I have independent opinion.
Nothing much has changed -- they are still leave me scratched my head. Not every band is meant to appeal to my rock tastes. I was trying to think of another band in America which is loved by all, but going through my head leaves me with no emotion. First thing that came to mind is All-American Rejects -- stupid name, generic sound, massive fan base. Pigeon Detectives are like that. It's music for soccer hooligans and teenagers, basically not me.
After coming out to The Who's "Baba O'Riley," they started with "I Found Out" I said, "They are still playing this song. Nothing much has changed." I watched the crowd reaction, and I found that more entertaining than the band.