Last Veronica Falls album launch show. First up the support act Echo Lake, a five piece from London that play dreamy pop with flickers of noise built on layers of sound. A modest crowd gathered to hear Luxemburg born singer Linda Jarvis’s soft delicate voice gently sweep over the music while guitarist Thom Hill provides the riffage that give Echo Lake the contrast of their hard meets soft sound. Everything is drenched in reverb and very dreamy.Thursday night we headed to the Lexington for
The venue soon filled up until it was actually ram packed and red hot, all good until we noticed Veronica Falls rush in straight from a show at Rough Trade East which meant we had to wait for them to set up… a little too long for our liking. When Veronica Falls finally do get on stage they burst straight into ‘Found Love In A Graveyard’ and fresh from a tour with The Drums in the US you can tell they are tight, well rehearsed and confident. The crowd has already displayed their delight in the form of head bops and sing along. ‘Right Side of my Brain’ split vocals make a brilliant performance along with ‘Beach Head’, ‘Bad Feeling’ and ‘Come On Over’.
Veronica Falls also treat us to some unheard new material with two tracks ‘Bury Me Alive’ and ‘Last Conversation’ both sounding very promising. Tonight’s show is the most manic we’ve witnessed from the band, a brilliant sign that people are listening to a band that deserves brilliant things. We’ve constantly highlighted the fact their self titled debut has been on our noise box and it shows no sign of disappearing just yet.