Last Monday night (December 5th, 2005), I checked out Goldfrapp at the Nokia Theatre in NYC. It was a fun show and their only U.S performance this time around. They'll be back for a proper tour when their album is released in March.
"Alison Goldfrapp, who leads Goldfrapp, makes it easy to mistake her for a lightweight electropop act. Goldfrapp's current album, 'Supernature' (Mute) - a hit in Europe, though not due for an American release until March - is full of synthesizer hooks and come-hither lyrics. At the Nokia Theater on Monday night, in Goldfrapp's only United States performance this year, disco lights flashed as Ms. Goldfrapp sang lines like 'I need la la la la la la/ I need ooh la la la la' or 'You're my No. 1/ I'm like a dog to get you.'" [The NY Times]
"...The band were accompanied on five songs in the set by a pair of dancers who performed choreographed moves in different fetish suits for each tune. (Wolf masks and bikinis for "Train," silver latex robot suits for "Slide In," disco-ball horse heads and tutus with horsey tails for "Ride A White Horse," etc.) It's a brilliantly designed spectacle for sure, but the songs are still the most impressive thing about the show.... [Fluxblog]
"....The fans on the floor were definitely in high spirits (either from the marijuana or four cups of Heineken) and the people at the front staked their claim way before 8PM. I read in Arjan's blog that he felt the fans weren't responding well to some of Goldfrapp's songs. I believe it was the opposite. Some people can disagree with this, but from where I was standing, Alison was definitely feeling the energy from the crowd...." [Digital Music World]