I went to another gig on my own and rather than feeling awkward or talking to anyone new, I pretended to be a music journalist and planned my illustrated review of the night. ( It probably makes me look even more weird than just standing awkwardly by myself but it’s more fun.)
I turned up pretty late to the gig. I was expecting it to be full of
pre-teens and cool kids as I’d discovered the band on BBCR1 but there was a
nice mix of ages and not a crop top in sight. Unfortunately I only caught Toska’s two last songs but they were brilliant and I’m going to keep an
eye on their next London dates! It was super heavy and base-y, and such a nice
intro to the night. I spent six ofPalm Reader’s songs at the bar trying to get a pint and ended up watching most
the set through the live tv feed. It was awful video quality but mixed with the
live band it made me feel like I was in an 80′s grunge music video. It wasn’t
exactly my cup of tea but the energy was great and the crowd dug it.
it out the water. I’d only listened to the new album a few times over before
its release but it is infinitely more impressive live. Mostly attributed to
frontman Will’s raw charisma on stage. That moustache, man. Maybe it is just the moustache. He was all
jowls, facial hair and beautiful, grotesque expressions. Pure entertainment.
Also extremely good at singing and that stuff. Mostly good at faces.
The show was fantastic. There was an energy and excitement present that
only comes from being a small band that are about to do huge things and knowing
it. Everything was on point and the audience was on board with every second.
Amazing. Give them a listen!
The gig was a while ago but I’ve been working on my jowls and moustache expressions.