We found ourselves in West London on Wednesday night, excited to put on our first gig at the expertly run Notting Hill Arts Club! Whilst we love our Riot Grrrl inspired line-ups we curate for our monthly residency at The Finsbury Pub, we wanted to branch out and find a platform to promote our favourite electronic-based artists too.
For our debut gig at NHAC, we chose Black Gold Buffalo to headline, with support from the beautiful AyOwA and Bamboo Smoke.
The task of opening events fell to South Londoners Lou & Tom – aka Bamboo Smoke. Accompanied by their drummer, the pair seduced their crowd with sultry vocals, smooth bass lines and ambient guitar sounds.
Penultimate act AyOwA wooed the crowd with their dark electronica and intoxicating energy. The performances of their singles ‘Sommer’, ‘Rus’ and ‘Alt Det Du Ku’ were particular highlights, with Hannah’s beautiful vocals (performed in their native Danish), pulling you into their dreamlike creation.
Headliners Black Gold Buffalo performed – as their name states – a powerful, precious set of pop-noir gems. The band released their debut self-titled album earlier this year (read our review here) so we were excited to hear their songs in the flesh. Singles ‘Magnets’, ‘Lay It Down’ and ‘Pearls Deep’ (which we regularly spin on our GIHEs radio shows) were mesmerising, whilst album tracks ‘Body Of Verity’ and ‘Penkenna’ showcased front woman Keziah Stillwell’s vocal abilities perfectly.
Huge thanks to the bands and to Notting Hill Arts Club! Keep your eyes peeled for more gig announcements from us soon!
Photo Credit: Jon Mo