VENUE :- XOYO, Old Street ,London, 29/9/2015
XOYO is an ok venue! It’s in Cowper Street which is a short walk from Old Street Roundabout so transport to/from the venue is pretty straight forward! The venue consists of a ground floor bar which reminded me of a cross between Electrowerkz and The Lexington! It was a bit clean and sterile in my view, more to do with the crowd than the venue I think! Anyway, £9.50 for a pint of lager and a pint of coke! Good job Sainsbury was just around the corner so I could continue imbibing after the gig!
Anyway, SexWitch!! Not too long in existence so the set was short, around 30 minutes roughly! They are an amalgam of TOY and Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes! I’ve seen TOY and they are good, I’ve never seen Bat For Lashes but Natasha sounded very Siouxie Sioux with a Daemonia Nymphe like backing!! The venue was packed to the rafters and i suspect that many there were not aware of the similarities, but my impression was of the aforementioned bands without the visual spectacle, Ms Khan being sufficient eye candy for many. I’ll definitely go see this band again when their material is a little bit more extensive but I did come out of the venue feeling satiated and satisfied, but i just thought, just like food sometimes a smaller portion to start leads you to wanting more and i think i want more!!