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Soft Machine live review - The Borderline, London

Live Review

Venue: The Borderline, London

Soft Machine bring their legacy to London

"We don’t do many gigs,” smiles John Etheridge, “so when we do it’s great! I spend half my life playing acoustic guitar, which is all a bit… nice. But this… is a pop group!”

You’d be hard-pressed to find the pop in Soft Machine’s complex noodlings, but you could pass them off as jazz. In fact, when Etheridge announces one more song and a fan shouts that they should make it a long one, he jokes, “Can’t, I’ve got to go and play the late set at Ronnie Scott’s…”

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