Following a host of super amazing bands playing for us recently – including LIINES, Witch Fever, The Magnettes, H.Grimace, The Menstrual Cramps and Thunder On The Left – we were back at The Finsbury on Friday for another jam-packed night of the best new music.
Kicking things off, the absolutely stunning Caswell returns to play for us – full band in tow – after captivating us all last year. As her silky smooth, luscious vocals soar alongside deep pulsating beats and twinkling soundscapes, she charms the crowd with the uplifting, sparkling splendour of her catchy creations.
Next up, utterly immense duo Belle Scar take to the stage. Delivering her sweeping, majestic offerings, Geeta casts her spell over us all an instant. As the intense power of her spectacular vocals ooze a beguiling grandeur alongside innovative, mind blowing hooks, she shimmers and shines with a unique grace.
Penultimate band of the night, the many members of After London, treat the jam-packed venue to their anthemic alt-rock with an infectious, uninhibited energy. As front woman Francesca’s gritty, soulful vocals cascade over swirling riffs, the band draw us all into their high-octane creations, cementing themselves as definite ones to watch.
Finally, Wendy Rae Fowler and her band (including GIHE fave Jemma Freeman) take to the stage, immediately capturing our attention with a completely immersive presence and innovative soundscape. As Fowler’s deep, resonant vocals soar with a spellbinding power, whirring hooks and tribal beats create a captivating, cinematic atmosphere, filling the room with a sense of wonder; a soul-grabbing, breath-taking set that I’m truly honoured to have hosted.
Massive thanks to all the artist who played for us on Friday – it really was an amazing night of live music, and we’re so grateful to have you all play for us!
Catch us next month at The Finsbury for our Blogtober event on 12th October with Peach Club! It will also be our website’s first birthday, so make sure you come and join in the celebrations!
Words: Mari Lane / @marimindles
Photos: Jon Mo / @jonmophoto