Home Indie Music Swansea Sound @ The Lexington, London, UK, June 30, 2023

Swansea Sound @ The Lexington, London, UK, June 30, 2023

Swansea Sound @ The Lexington, London, UK, June 30, 2023


Swansea Sound

Swansea Sound @ The Lexington, London, UK, June 30, 2023,

Jul 18, 2023

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The present takes place almost a month after Heavenly’s dwell reunion at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, organised within the wake of the reissue of their 4 albums. Their look in West London is recalled by a number of the long-term followers who’re additionally current at The Lexington. Regardless of them having a cult following within the early 90s and later, Heavenly had been out of the stylish course. Their melodious 60s-infused songs steered time journey again to the times of French yé-yé with a tinge of storage which didn’t meet many expectations of the music press desperately making an attempt to hunt out the sound of the long run.

As half of the line-up, specifically Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey, migrated from Heavenly, it doesn’t come as a shock that some members of the viewers put on T-shirts with the evocative butterfly brand. Different members, frontman Hue Williams and drummer Ian Button, had been in The Pooh Sticks and Papernut Cambridge respectively. Nonetheless, the main focus is on their present challenge. Most songs are taken from Swansea Sound’s subsequent album Twentieth Century. Though the sound and title sum up the aesthetics of the previous tasks, the dwell model of Swansea Sound occupies a barely totally different territory. Sonically balancing between rumbustious rock ‘n’ roll and tuneful psych-tingedpower-pop, their songs function a social commentary. One among them, “Maintain Your Head On”, warns an unexpecting listener: “Maintain your head on, cos they’ll do / Something to gaslight you”. Regardless of the references to the grim post-Brexit actuality, there’s cheer within the air. They’ve a humorous banter between the songs (“Oh, she goes to play the guitar now”, Hue pointing at Amelia. “No, go for it!”) and later raffle off authentic editions of their information from the stage. All guests got lottery tickets on the entrance. By the bar, founding father of Treasured Recordings of London Nick Godfrey introduces everybody to the wonders of tombola providing one of many colored Loser badges as a prize. This hints on the self-ironic and constructive perspective that outlined the world of Heavenly, The Pooh Sticks and so on. and continues to be integral to Swansea Sound in addition to their followers. Laughing at your self and preserving your head on might be the one productive manner to deal with the present actuality.



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