Review of the concert at Skanderborg Festival, August 11th

Saybia from Fyn gave late Saturday evening a shining concert, where audience got a teaser with several songs from the forthcoming album, which looks promising for the bands future.

Saybia has lately held a well earned break from the concerts, and in stead concentrated on recording the bands 3rd album, which will be released end August. On their 2nd album “These Are The Days” from 2004, most of the album echoed with a bit to much introvert “weltschmerz”.

The 5 new songs, which Saybia performed, gave an impression of a band who sees more bright on the future than before.

Saybia played their, at the time yet unreleased “These Are The Days” from start to finish, then they performed on Roskilde Festival in 2004. That made me feel stupid.

They had mixed the cards Saturday evening, and the audience got a rich possibility to practice in the art of singing beautiful in a mass choir. That primarily happened with the songs from the 2002-debut “The Second You Sleep”, where songs as “Fools Corner”, “The Day After Tomorrow” showed like true hits.

Saybia had wisely left the most of the songs from their 2nd album in the rehearsal-room and selected the more powerful songs as “Brilliant Sky”, which with a aggressive guitar made the tents floor go jumping.

With the new songs, Saybia has left the darkness and put got more speed in the songs. The guitar is way brighter and clear, so the energy in the songs have returned.

If the first impression of the concert is right, there is a good reason to go down to the nearest record-pusher August 27th and invest in the bands new album “Eyes On The Highway”

Rating

5 out of 6

Author

Anders Lai

Original Danish version

Fynske Saybia gav sent lørdag aften en lysende koncert, hvor publikum fik forsmag på flere af numrene fra det kommende album, der tegner godt for bandets fremtid.

Saybia har på det seneste holdt en tiltrængt pause fra koncerterne og i stedet koncentreret sig om at indspille gruppens tredje album, der udkommer i slutningen af august. På deres andet album ”These Are The Days” fra 2004 genlød hovedparten af sangene af lidt for meget indadvendt weltschmerz.

De fem nye sange, som Saybia spillede, efterlod et indtryk af, at det nu er et band, der ser anderledes optimistisk på fremtiden end tidligere.

I 2004 spillede Saybia deres dengang endnu uudgivne ”These Are The Days” fra ende til anden, da de gav koncert på Roskilde Festival. Det var en flad fornemmelse.

Lørdag aften havde de blandet kortene, og publikum fik rig mulighed for at øve sig i kunsten at synge smukt i et tusindstemmigt kor. Det skete primært på sangene fra 2002-debutten ”The Second You Sleep”, hvor numre som ”Fools Corner” og ”The Day After Tomorrow” fremstod som rene popperler.

Saybia havde klogelig ladet de fleste af sangene fra deres anden cd blive i øvelokalet og udvalgt de mere rockede sange som ”Brilliant Sky”, der med en aggressiv og pågående guitar fik gulvet i teltet til at gungre.

Saybia er med de nye numre trådt ud af det dystre mørke og har sat tempoet i vejret. Guitaren er langt mere lysende og klar, så fremdriften i sangene er vendt tilbage.

Hvis indtrykket fra koncerten holder stik, er der god grund til at gå ned til den nærmeste pladepusher den 27. august og investere i ”Eyes On The Highway”, der er gruppens nye album.

 

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