Liam Gallagher review – when he does eventually smile, it’s perfect

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The reliably aloof ex-Oasis frontman rides the wave of the Britpop revival with an intimate gig that mixes previous favourites and (Oasis-y-sounding) solo anthems – and fuels speculation a few reunion

Liam Gallagher, British rock star, just isn't recognized for smiling. Having stared down from levels and out from magazine covers for more than 30 years, eyeballing all-comers to step outdoors, it’s as though the youthful Gallagher brother remains the brooding focus not only for his erstwhile band Oasis – or his own solo afterlife, now three hit albums robust – however for the whole idea of moody rock stardom itself.

“ROCK’N’ROLL”, declares a shiny silver backdrop – in all capitals, like his tweets. Gallagher’s solo band includes a peak of 4 guitarists and, sometimes, two drummers, three backing vocalists, alongside keys and bass. It’s an outfit more suited to demolishing an area than this compact Camden venue, which naturally bought out in seconds.

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