I caught Vanbot on Friday in London’s Hoxton for a short and sweet set. New album ‘Perfect Storm’ is released 15th May.
There’s been a lot of buzz for this Aussie electropop duo. They’re in London to play some gigs and I caught them last night in Hoxton to see what all the fuss was about. They’re good live, I guess I’d call the whole thing ‘cute.’ The tracks are fun, but they also diversified and played Tom Petty‘s ‘Freefalling’ without one electro pulse in sight, which was refreshing.
Most of the crowd seemed to be Aussie too, so I can totally see these guys making a bit of an impact here. One of the other acts playing just before them, Caan, was exceptional. Will feature him!
Ruby Goe was amazing… I’m so happy I heard her perform tonight. Admittedly, her set sounded awful outside the venue, but the second I went in I has a massive smile on my face. It was good to see Japayork perform, it was fun and a bit crazy. I didn’t know much about Starsmith, when I first saw him I though Calvin Harris v.2 but he was mind blowingly good! Cameo’s from Stine (Alphabeat) and Daley were great, and Starsmith’s two singers were hyper as fuck!
I managed to catch Penguin Prison in London last night in Shoreditch (this gig was meant to happen last week but because of that volcano cloud thing it had to be put back). He was amazing. Really really amazing. I don’t know how else to put it. I thought he would be headlining the night but turns out he was supporting a band I’d never heard of, which is a bit ironic. Or maybe I’m out of touch. I also saw another lady called Jennie Abrahamson who was also really good. I’ll put up a post on her in a little while- she’s a sort of Kate Bush/ Lykke Li hybrid with a smile.