LONDON 2008 REVIEWS
www.thelondonpaper.com July 2008
...The Human League were an inspired addition to the line-up, proving their pioneering synth-pop hasn't aged at all since their heyday. Hits flew by until the opening bars of Don't You Want Me caused predictable pandemonium...
www.thelondonword.com July 2008
...But undoubtedly the
highlight of the whole day came after her set, when ‘80s synth legends The
Human League graced the stage. Those ridiculous lyrics, those deadpan,
dramatic vocals, and front man Phillip Oakey’s dry sense of humour (“we’re
the Human League, here at the end of a 30-year crusade for synth pop”) made
for a brilliant set. They busted out all the classics – ‘Together in
Electric Dreams’, ‘The Lebanon’ along with multiple costume changes from
Joanne and Susan – who have most certainly still got it.
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk July 2008
...The Human League were an embarrassment. Eighties synth-pop really doesn't wear well.
"They've lost their looks a bit haven't they," said a long haired bloke careering past me. Clearly not one of nature's feminists, he was talking about the girls. And true Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall were showing their years, especially when Catherall donned a body hugging truncated catsuit that showed off her paunch somewhat.
But it was the music that failed. People couldn't remember how to dance to it. When Don't You Want Me finally made an entrance they sang along to it with something akin to relief...