Maps at the Portland Arms 30.10.09

Maps is a Mercury nominated group fronted by James Chapman. Tonight him and one other on synthesizers. Red stage lighting and dry ice. The back room of the Portland Arms looks like a Hamburg strip joint, I imagine. Small and smokey. Looked and sounded great. BBC Radiophonic Workshop meets Soft Cell’s Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. Their sound has changed since I last saw them … it’s a bit darker I think. Would make a great film soundtrack.