IN FOCUS// The Sisters of Mercy at Rock City, Nottingham

IN FOCUS// The Sisters of Mercy at Rock City, Nottingham Credit: Alina Salihbekova
Credit: Alina Salihbekova

One of the most mysterious bands from the 80s with a huge underground following, The Sisters of Mercy, visited Nottingham on Sunday, November 19th, as a part of their Autumn 2023 tour.

IN FOCUS// The Sisters of Mercy at Rock City, Nottingham Credit: Alina Salihbekova
Credit: Alina Salihbekova

Andrew Eldritch, Ben Christo on bass, Kai on guitar and Chris Catalyst as Doktor Avalanche (drum machine) operator brought their signature dark sound and atmosphere. The venue was cramped as the gig was completely sold out. The band was welcomed on stage with a loud cheer.

IN FOCUS// The Sisters of Mercy at Rock City, Nottingham Credit: Alina Salihbekova
Credit: Alina Salihbekova

Bass guitarist Ben Christo and guitarist Kai brought the energy to the crowd, played solos and actively moved on stage. In contrast, Mr Eldritch held the audience's attention with dark sunglasses, his signature low bass-bariton voice and slow movements. The crowd was filled with The Sisters of Mercy's long-lasting, passionate fans, and they were dancing and cheering throughout the gig.

IN FOCUS// The Sisters of Mercy at Rock City, Nottingham Credit: Alina Salihbekova
Credit: Alina Salihbekova

The aesthetic, the sound and the band's overall atmosphere created a magical experience, and it felt like an underground gig sometime in the late 80s, especially during 'Marian', 'Temple of Love' and 'This Corrosion'. Check out photos of The Sisters of Mercy performing at the Rock City in Nottingham.

IN FOCUS// The Sisters of Mercy at Rock City, Nottingham Credit: Alina Salihbekova
Credit: Alina Salihbekova

 

IN FOCUS// The Sisters of Mercy at Rock City, Nottingham Credit: Alina Salihbekova
Credit: Alina Salihbekova

 

IN FOCUS// The Sisters of Mercy at Rock City, Nottingham Credit: Alina Salihbekova
Credit: Alina Salihbekova

Setlist:
Doctor Jeep / Detonation Boulevard
Don't Drive on Ice
Ribbons
Alice
Summer
More
I Will Call You
Marian
Eyes of Caligula
Giving Ground
But Genevieve
I Was Wrong
Here
On the Beach
When I'm on Fire
Temple of Love
Sandstorm
Dominion / Mother Russia
Lucretia My Reflection
This Corrosion

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Alina Salihbekova 65 Articles
Alina is a professional journalist and linguist who loves attending gigs. She's been taking pictures and reviewing live music since 2015 for a variety of different websites. Alina is a big music enthusiast and enjoys all sorts of different genres from nu-metal, industrial and hard rock to jazz, electronic and ambient music.

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