On Friday we were back for our first gig of 2022, at The Victoria in Dalston, and what a fantastic night it was! Huge thanks to the three totally amazing bands who played, and to all the lovely folk who came out to support them and fill the venue… We’re still feeling all the feels, and are extremely grateful to everyone who made it such a dream night.
First up, duo Naz & Ella kick things off beautifully. Exuding a captivating grace, they deliver their exquisite, brooding offerings with a subtle gritty edge, reflecting on poignant themes ranging from sexual harassment to animal cruelty. A truly stirring start to the evening.
Next up, First Timers alumni Breakup Haircut treat us to their joyous, scuzzy pop-punk. Exuding a vibrant energy, they deliver their uplifting, danceable offerings with an infectious wit and colourful charisma as the crowd bounce along in glee.
Closing the night are one of the most exciting bands around at the moment. Having been on my radar for over a year now, it’s a real honour to host one of duo Fräulein‘s first headline shows. Blasting out an immersive wall of grunge-fuelled splendour, each track oozes a swirling energy and raw, impassioned drive. As the stark power of front person Joni’s vocals ripple alongside gritty hooks and drummer Karsten’s immense driving beats, the huge crowd show their appreciation with whoops and cheers, and even a bit of a mosh. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – here is a band headed for big things, continuing to develop their epic musical prowess by the minute, and I cannot wait for their imminent world domination!
Massive thanks to the three incredible bands who played for us on Friday and everyone who came along! Join us for our next gig, on 24th February at Shacklewell Arms with Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business, Potpourri and BAXTR!
Photos: Jon Mo / @jonmophoto
Words: Mari Lane / @marimindles