We were extremely excited to host our first night at legendary Windmill in Brixton on Wednesday. Having been a favourite London venue of ours for years now, to be able to put on some of our favourite bands there was really quite an honour.
The night kicks off in breath-taking fashion with London duo Scrounge. As front woman Lucy’s immense vocals rage alongside whirring, scuzzy hooks and Luke’s thrashing beats, the sound that the two of them create is truly impressive. One of the most exciting bands I’ve come across in a long time, I’m left completely blown away by Scrounge’s intense outpourings, and can’t wait to see what they have in store of us next.
Next up is another duo; this time in the form of Brighton’s Hanya. Treating us to their twinkling garage-rock sounds, front woman Heather’s impassioned, soulful vocals cast as all under their spell in an instant. As Hanya’s shimmering offerings flow with a subtle, gritty edge, it’s a simply dreamy set. And, as Heather shares with the crowd that this may be their favourite ever gig, I start to realise it may be mine too!
Penultimate band of the night, Tokyo Taboo, have wowed us more than once with their vibrant, energy-fuelled live set. And tonight is no different. As front woman Dolly Daggerz takes to the stage to blast out set opener ‘Make It Out Alive’, she starts out as she means to go on – dazzling the crowd, not only with an amazing amount of glitter and glowing heels, but with her unique, empowering charisma. Another unforgettable set from the band, Tokyo Taboo never fail to deliver.
Drawing the night to a close are Heavy Heart. As Anna Vincent’s luscious vocals flow seamlessly alongside spellbinding, multi-layered soundscapes, it’s impossible not to fall in love with this band’s captivating grace. Transfixed by their intricate musicality and majestic psychedelic haze, I’m left in awe of Heavy Heart’s totally dreamy offerings.
Huge thanks to the four amazing bands who played for us on Wednesday; to The Windmill for having us, and to everyone who made the trip out. It was a dream of a night, and we can’t wait to come back soon!