We arrived around eight. DJ Katch was already warming up the growing crowd with his hip-hop beats. He dropped some old favourites as well as some new tracks from the forthcoming Resin Dogs LP.
At around nine, Belleruche appeared on stage. Admittedly I hadn’t heard of them before. It turns out they are three piece from London and sound like a cross between Portishead and Moloko. The singer, Kathrin deBoer, was flaunting her shoulders on stage like Nina Persson. Her voice was sweet too. Their combination of singer, guitarist and turntablist worked very well.
Belleruche played for an hour or so and the crowd was building up in anticipation of Fat Freddy’s Drop. I can’t actually really describe the Fat Freddy’s Drop experience using 26 different characters, but I can say:
- They played for over two hours;
- They played lots of new songs from their forthcoming album;
- They blew my mind;
- The 20 minute-ish version of ‘Wandering Eye’ was incredible; and
- The closing track ‘Roady’ rocked the casbah, especially when Kathrin from Belleruche sang the female vocals.