We have a couple of strong, female leads arriving on our pebbled shoreline for you today. Both are guaranteed to shine, bringing with them their gorgeous packets of star quality. Proper frontwomen that garner all the attention on stage, with bright futures ahead of them. Grab the tickets on Ebay or elsewhere if either gigs are sell outs, as it will be worth it.
FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
Ms Welch and her music making machine will be in full tilt on the below date at the Concorde 2 venue. She’s a true master of the student population up and down the country, as she pens catchy, hook-laden Indie-Pop tunes. You will find there is a touch of Regina Spektor in her sound and there’s been a million female soloists appearing in 2009, with front-runners such as Little Boots, V V Brown and La Roux all doing well, but Florence still packs in a unique fashion and music style all her own. Songs with excellent wordplay, sung with her personality packed in the vocals, play over the beat-rattle. Away from her many fine slower ballads you can expect choppy guitars and dutiful singalongs to her singles, as they bounce along to their build-to-a-crash climax.
THE JOY FORMIDABLE
Got any cobwebs? Consider the pixie-like frontwoman, Ritzy, to pack a power-punch that’s the perfect cobweb remover, as she blows not only the cobwebs, but they entire crowd away. Just like their songs she’s jammed with explosive energy, often throwing the guitar at the amps as the gig closes. The real star of the show, she has a great voice and plays a mean lead guitar as she’s doing it. Their power-indie, (or are they the first steps to a grunge revival?), comes at you like a tumbling tower block. It’s mesmerising to see live and you won’t be disappointed. Underneath all their buzzing voltage you will find a box full of outstanding, addictively-memorable songs, with strong chorus’ and prize-winning riffs. One of the best finds of 2009.
The two gigs above show that there is life in Brighton after the mammoth Great Escape Festival, as we continue to see wonderful showcases of the UK’s talents. Talking of festivals, you can see the Glastonbury line up in full here.