I have recently moved from my hometown of Epsom, Surrey into a new flat in Dalston which means many things: a 10 minute bus journey to work, a Nandos within walking distance, views of the London Eye from my bedroom…but being able to walk home from gigs has been the most awesome aspect of moving. Having spent many years travelling to London for gigs and running for (and invariably missing) the last train after shows having live music on my doorstep has been a revelation! My first week in the new flat included being able to cross the road (!) for a gig at Trinity Centre. The venue is ace and more gigs should happen here. I missed No Age’s gig last year but can imagine how amazing it must have been.
Chaotic noisemakers Trash Kit opened who feature Ros who played in one of my favourite bands ever, Electrelane. They play rad trashy riot grrrl punk and are playing with Tune-Yards next week. Sub Pop’s Male Bonding were middle of the bill and as great as ever.
The highlight of Vivian Girls headlining set was undoubtedly their acapella cover of The Chantel’s song He’s Gone, as seen here: