Thursday, 28 March 2013

Live - in pictures & videos: Wave Machines, Yunioshi and Iyes at Club Attitude, Village Underground, London 26/3/13

An extremely cold Tuesday night in London was the setting for this year's Club Attitude night at Village Underground. This is an offshoot of the charity Attitude Is Everything, who work to make live music more accessible for deaf and disabled people (click here to find out more about my involvement with them). As such it was a fully accessible show, with a marked off viewing area in front of the stage and BSL interpreters throughout the evening to convey the lyrics.

Iyes - Village Underground, London 26/3/13
First on the bill were Iyes from Brighton. Playing their first big London show, having only been together for 5 months, they showed some quality songs that fans of The xx will definitely like. About halfway through their set they played a cover of Bon Iver's 'Flume', which you can watch below.

Next up were Yunioshi. Full of energy, they placed a fast paced, upbeat set, which for me got better and better as they went on.

Yunioshi - Village Underground, London 26/3/13

For them the gig was an opportunity to launch their new single 'Tanlines' which came out last week and which went down really well when they played it. They finished with a song that reminded me a lot of Beck - you can catch a glimpse of it here:

Headliners Wave Machines took to the stage around 10pm with a sense of purpose, and immediately sounded more powerful and imposing than the do on record.

Wave Machines - Village Underground, London 26/3/13
They played some older tracks as well as most of their new album 'Pollen' - for me the best track of the evening was 'Counting Birds', but everything they played was really good.

Tim Bruzon, Wave Machines
'Ill Fit' was a big crowd pleaser - check out the uninhibited dancing in the audience in the clip below!

Overall it was a fantastic night out - 3 great bands in a great venue put on by a great chrity - what more could you want?!

Lanterns in the ceiling at Village Underground for the Club Attitude gig

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