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Out of this world from a band about to go stellar

By Andrew Johnston

Le Galaxie have regaled fields full of revellers at Forbidden Fruit and Electric Picnic and wowed Dublin's Meeting House Square with an ambitious 3D gig.

But on Friday night, the Irish four-piece were getting back to basics in the Black Box, treating their Belfast following to an intimate, celebratory set at the Out To Lunch festival.

After a week of laidback comedy, poetry, folk and jazz, every last cobweb in the venue was blown away by the country's newest party band.

Atmospheric keyboards, nifty guitar work and pounding rhythms created a party atmosphere.

The young crowd responded to the energy fed into the band's performance. The percussive, sample-heavy affair mixed Eighties sci-fi sonics, rock-infused guitar wizardry and danceable beats to create a live music spectacular. For the 240 or so punters, Le Galaxie's tunes such as Heat City and What, Us? proved the perfect Friday-night fodder.

It felt as if the audience were in on an act that in six months' time will be headlining much larger venues.

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