Live at Hoxton Square Bar & Grill, London

As sadly seems so often then case, loss is so repeatedly the inspiration for great art. Carrier, the latest album by The Dodos is such a creative work, influenced and inspired by the loss of friend, collaborator, and the bands’ on tour second guitarist, Christopher Reimer. The album is both littered with references to their late friend and, with singer/guitarist Meric Long insisting that Reimer had such a profound effect on his approach to song-writing, then perhaps it is impossible to escape the added poignancy that playing these songs in his absence brings.