Despite looking more like he's ready for a day's work at Dunder Mifflin, James Mercer is ready to rock, or at least indiepop.
And so are the crowd, after support act Findlay Brown's brand of Nick Drake-esque folkery. According to The Guardian, he's the "interesting James Blunt, but at least he was nice about the venue.
The Shins open with the first three tracks of their latest album Wincing the Night Away, before moving on to some older stuff including New Slang, Kissing the Lipless and Girl Inform Me. I was particularly pleased to hear Know Your Onion in the encore, particularly as it wasn't on the set list!
They played for about an hour and a quarter, and I was dancing the whole way through. They're definitely one of the best bands I've seen live, although I am totally biased because they played my favourite venue!