2:54 and "The Big Pink" - gig review
Posted by Guest Writer on Thu, 16 Feb 2012.
As 2:54 begin setting up on stage, the crowd started to edge closer to stage. They disappear for 10 minutes and then come back ready to start their set, with Hannah mainly in black and Colette in a flowing blouse and black leggings, they both looked amazing as the Dalston-based sisters looked ready to wow the crowd. Opening the show with debut title track 'Scarlet', the crowd were automatically captivated. The haunting voice of Colette ran through people and you could see the infectious sound of 2:54 grabbing the whole audience. This was their chance to show off their spine tingling music and really get their "sound out there". As they kept playing, each song received an even greater round of applause than the last. Finishing their set by thanking the crowd and exiting the stage the crowd give them a huge cheer and some people even shouting 'More, More!' 2:54 definitely went down well with Rescue Rooms.
With everybody left stunned by 2:54's fantastic set, focus then turned to the fact that The Big Pink were soon to take to the stage. As the music faded out and the lights dimmed, Milo Cordell and Robertson Furze took to the stage. Going straight into 'Jump Music' some of the crowd are straight away dancing along and throwing their hands in the air. Following this 'Stay Gold' starts without a break and this gets everybody shouting along to the lyrics. As the night moves on and The Big Pink play many more songs you crowd become more and more involved and near enough everyone is dancing along and having a good time.
Towards the end of the set The Big Pink begin to play 'Dominoes' which is undoubtedly their instantly recognisable hit and a "hard to forget indie classic". I automatically felt like I was back in 2009 when this song was released! The sheer excitement and happiness that everyone seemed to have for this song was unreal. You could see everyone dancing, singing and having an amazing time. There is no denying that The Big Pink put on an amazing show. All through the night there had been stock footage projected onto the back of the stage. This was almost hypnotic just like their music itself. After telling the audience that this was the best gig of the tour so far, The Big Pink go into 'Lose Your Mind'. This song goes on for at least 6 minutes making everyone jump around more. Finally the song comes to an end and the band exit the stage. The crowd once again shout 'More, More!' however sadly, this was truly the end of the show.
All in all, the gig was amazing. 2:54 really owned the stage and got their sound across. They are definitely ones to watch this year. And The Big Pink continued doing what they do best, making and playing psychedelic indie pop for people to dance along to in a packed out venue.
Review by Grace