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Wire at The Globe, Cardiff - live review

Live Review

Venue: The Globe, Cardiff

A crisp performance from the post-punk crossover band

You come to a Wire gig well aware that they’re revered. They straddle the worlds of rock, punk and new wave, have influenced bands from Black Flag to The Cure to Blur, and their evolved, art school ethos elevates them above most of the gob‑soaked Class Of ’77. They’ve always cocked a snook at the trappings of rock stardom, though it’s still striking how unceremonious their approach remains.

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