Swirling chords, drum beats and polysynths reverberating along the basement. From start to finish, Mndsgn kept a chopped freshness throughout. It's funny because this performance could have lasted all night long as an 8 hour Boiler Room set.
A Winged Victory For The Sullen will take your breath away, digital or live; this is emotion on another level. The cooperation on stage was heartfelt, filled with symphonic beauty and experimental sounds. I appreciated the audience and the policies that the venue kept to. The lack of recordings, phones and tablets was evident. With camera flash absent, and no apparent covert filming, we were left with the absolute opportunity to concentrate on this fantastic performance. Viewers were fully immersed in this beautiful piece of art being created right in front of us on that raised stage. We witnessed something truly magical from the Erased Tapes duo.
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MMOTHS progressiveness felt like one seamless demo - a lingering set that evolved, moving onwards, downwards, forever changing. The dependence of the emotion in his music relied thoroughly on the modulation and feel he brought to the audience.
As soon as they walk on stage, I couldn’t help but notice The Dø’s eccentric style. Like a character out of an anime graphic novel, Merilahti wore a white kimono paired with white high-tops. Noticing three sets of electronic drums, synthesisers and a portable piano on stage, I knew The Dø were going to sound as exciting as they looked.
It was an unforgettable gig that reached right for the soul. From his humble beginnings performing gospel music in church, Corby’s music has been honed into a unique blend – think the crackling soul of Paolo Nutini, mixed with the pain and longevity of Caleb Followill and the acoustic rhythm of Ben Howard. Musical references may be made but the talent installed in Matt Corby’s vocals are like none you’ve ever heard!
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“Hannah Rodgers aka Pixx presented her soft voice across bluesy tones and dreamy percussion.”
Plastic Mermaids are Douglas Richards, Jamie Richards, Chris Jones, Tom Farren and Chris Newnham; five guys with a broad range of sound and an impactful performance.
Lusts stepped onto the smoke-filled stage and I immediately forgot the cold beer missing from my hand. The duo, tuning up and prepping the effects pedals, looked ready to go. They introduced a vicious jam - hard-hitting riffs, harmonies and steady paced drums.