Last night me and Dana headed down to Brixton O2 Academy to grove/howl the night away to the absolute lyrical goddess that is Banks.
We first saw Banks at Love Box this summer just before she release her first album, Goddess.
Oh JHEEeeez I miss the summer! Miss Banks is part of a clan of young, powerful female R&B singers (inc. FKA Twigs and Jessie Ware) absolutely killin’ it at the moment. We have loved her dark, sultry, gal powaaaa vibes since she released her Fall Over EP back in 2013. Check it…
We squeezed ourselves into the big top at LoveBox to see the gal live and she was fricccking incredible, the kind of set that sends you wondering back out from the depths of the tent into the sunshine feeling in a dazed state of musical euphoria. Seeing as I have been listening to her album pretty much on repeat since, we thought we had better catch her in the Brixton O2 academy as she’s passing by.
Brixton Academy has to be one of my favourite venues in London, the floor is sloped so you don’t have the issue of having to duck and weave your way through the crowd to get a glimpse of the act which is pure genius and they have also built up around the stage giving you the illusion that you are outside…
See what I mean?
After a few ciders and a groove to the support act Josef Salvat (have a ganders) the lights dimmed and the crowd erupted with excitement and suspense. This moment of a gig has to be one of my favourite feelings ever.
Banks is absolutely electric live. You can’t help but loose yourself in the searingly sheexxxay, gritty, downtempo electronica.
What a bladdy goddess.
I forgot how nice it was to go to a gig. I think a few hours in a dark room with live music, a pint of cider and dancing is good for the soul, don’t ya agree?