So it was back up to London again this time for two nights. The first night my boyfriend and myself went to see Jake Bugg for his London compass tour. We were lucky enough to get tickets to the Village underground. I have never been to this venue before it was unexpectedly small with exposed brick work and archways. This reflected the type of raw performance that he played. It was quit dimly lit and slightly chilly when we first got there but soon warmed up after a couple of beers. Jake Bugg stepped out and played a good mix of his old well known songs as well as some new gems. I love the idea of being among some of the first people to hear the new songs before anyone else. The new songs are heading down the same path as “Gimmie the love” and he seemed to really enjoy playing them which you could really feel. It was a great gig and so good to see one of my favourite artists so close and in front of an intimate crowd. I’m defientely looking forward to his new album.
The second gig was The 1975 at Brixton academy. This was the total opposite to Jake Bugg a larger venue not to mention a massive light show, saxophonist, gospel choir and screaming girls. Every song had its own theme with colour and light. Older songs were lit with the black and white effect we all know, with the new songs lit up in neon pink, blues and greens. My favourite song of the new album with the super long title “I Love it When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It” has to be “Somebody else” and when they played it I had goose bumps. Of course they played the old favourites like “Chocolate” and “Sex” which went down a treat, but it was cool to see how many people knew the lyrics to the new album tracks which haven’t been out long at all. This gig had a lot of production behind it and a concert like feel. It was very different to how I’ve seen them in the past at gigs such as the Portland Arms and the UEA but I enjoyed it. They still retained a coolness with guitar solos and strobe lighting amidst the bubblegum pink.