When The Postal Service dropped their only studio album back in 2003, they were somewhat of a guilty pleasure of mine. Give Up pulled all the right cords with my 13-year-old self and 10 years on, it came as no surprise that in the queue for the Brixton Academy that night was a sea of twenty-somethings, all with the same look of childish excitement branded across their now older faces. With that said, it was only in this queue that I realised I hadn't listened to that fabled album in years but it didn't matter, the songs had been branded into this boy long ago.

This became instantly obvious as the well-dressed stage pulsed with the reverberating chords of album opener 'The District Sleeps Alone Tonight', before breaking into a burst of life, bringing the crowd with it. This energy continued as the crowd matched their on-stage counterparts, who moved around the stage with as much energy as one would expect from the electropop lovechild of Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello.

Renditions of 'We Will Become Silhouettes', which included an impressive drum solo, and 'Sleeping In' followed, before the band played some new material. Personally, I wasn't the biggest fan of this new stuff but from the reception it received by those around me, I was most certainly out-numbered.

Crowd favourites 'Nothing Better' and 'Be Still My Heart' came shortly after before I found myself succumbing to the intense heat within the venue and leaving for fear of fainting. All in all, what I did get to see of the Postal Service that night was more than enjoyable and it reaffirmed my belief that music truly has the power to transport anyone anywhere, even if that is back in time.