Kurt Vile, a founding member, left The War on Drugs shortly after the release of their debut studio album to focus on his solo career. Though Vile has gone on to find success of his own, it was The War on Drugs’ second album, Slave Ambient, that saw critical acclaim and became their drive for an extensive supporting tour afterwards. Continuing the stretch of success, the Philadelphia quartet’s current release, Lost in the Dream, follows in the footsteps of its predecessors; a record that, through bandleader Adam Granduciel’s perfectionist qualities and his own inner turmoil, perfectly sums up the band’s attention to detail and the profound beauty of their productions – to great critical praise. If the group’s performance at Glastonbury is any indication, this show at the archaically beautiful Albert Hall will allow the audience escapism through their dreamy, rhythmic soundscapes.

Wed 18 & Thu 19 Feb, Albert Hall, 22 Peter Street M2 5QR, Tel: 0844 858 8521, 7pm, £20, www.seetickets.com

Wed 18 Feb - Thu 19 Feb
Edwina Chan
Published on:
Thu 12 Feb 2015