Two lovely examples of classic, modern electronic pop. Hannah Peel switches between synths and a wind- up music box with a Wild Beasts song on a cardboard roll. The effect is hypnotic. (Check out Electricity & Tainted Love on You Tube). EIY is a one man show – synths, electric drums and proper bass. More good songs -electro-pop merging into intense, compelling frenzies…(read sweaty). Even a dodgy instrument stand (slowly tilting the wrong way) didn’t put him off his stride. Nice to be in a small venue where the talent has too walk through the audience to take the stage…and then lingers at the merch desk afterwards to chat too anyone who is interested.
Respectful for Hannah Peel (with one exception), enthusiastic for EIY (the exception was told to shut up). Big Jeff was there of course.
It made me think..
I love this stuff…and being up close to it. You can always find reasons not to go out on a Tuesday night – glad I didn’t.