I haven’t been to watch newcomers at Gold Dust for quite some time but it was great to finally go back to see that this showcase evening still has some of the most promising talent out there. I caught a stripped-back set from Denmark’s Ea Kaya, which was delivered beautifully. Other acts included the (amazing) ASHS, Curtis Walsh and Average Joe.
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!