Live at Cargo, London

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First off, a mention for Novella, second support act of the night and incumbents of those “ones to watch” lists that, importantly, happen to be right on this one. London-based all-girl three-piece (with added drummer for the night?), they make a great noise - it’s got elements of indie-drone, shoegaze and stoner-rock in its composition, but with a swagger not so readily associated with such influences and there’s something of a Velvet Underground like exoticism too in the ebb and swell of what they do.

Live at Cargo, London

The Twilight Sad’s latest album No One Can Ever Know marked a significant sonic departure for the band - gone was the noise and in came a more desolate feel with more open spaces. It left you to wonder how it would impact on their attempts to put this new thinking across live, without detracting from what to this point has made them such a visceral and shockingly exciting live proposition. It’s clear that in making the new album, Andy MacFarlane had for the most part left his guitar at home, it’s presence here being far more subtle than on previous releases.