If you want your efficiency artwork showcased to a brilliantly Avant-Garde pop soundtrack otherwise you like your quirky, Electro-infused music to be enhanced by an inspirational theatrical efficiency, then Stealing Sheep are a must-see band. The Liverpudlian trio, nonetheless driving excessive on the success of their newest album ‘Big Wows’, made their method right down to Elsewhere in Margate to placed on their wholly distinctive and completely fascinating stay present.
In the room under the file retailer, Stealing Sheep performed a sold-out present on a stage barely large enough to include them, not to mention a few of their props. Rebecca, Emily and Lucy made their method by way of the tightly packed crowd, holding fingers wearing coordinated black outfits with various levels of glitter on their faces. It was evident from the very starting that that they had come to occasion, that they had come to placed on a present and so they had come to take pleasure in themselves.
‘Why Haven’t I’ got here as an early spotlight with its swirl of synth notes and compelling vocal exchanges. Emily’s strolling bass strains and Lucy’s percussive panache noticed to it that every association was completely balanced. Both Rebecca and Emily added in some splendidly flamboyant keyboard sequences into the combination to create a sound that was each futuristic and infrequently retro. There was a nod to the heyday of ’80s Electro however sufficient creativity and artistry to make Stealing Sheep fully authentic.
The whole efficiency was mesmeric. From the just about Ladytron sounding ‘Back In Time’ and the tongue-in-cheek title monitor of this yr’s album with its deliciously Funky bass, by way of to a pumped up ‘True Colours’, Stealing Sheep delivered a efficiency worthy of a far, far bigger viewers. The delight within the faces of the three musicians was infectious, with Rebecca and Emily specifically seemingly having the perfect of occasions doing what they do finest.
With their rainbow windmills, neon sun shades, and synchronized and choreographed actions, Stealing Sheep made every track an occasion and gave each track its personal id that complemented the music. Taking trip from her drumming, Lucy, joined by Emily and Rebecca, at one level made her technique to the entrance of the stage for what was to be a jaw-dropping, spine-tingling efficiency. Accompanied by looping keys, Lucy took up the lead vocal to sing out an prolonged and unequivocally excellent model of ‘Just Dreaming’. The lights had been dimmed because the three women stood alone on the entrance of the Elsewhere stage. It was a stand-out second as Lucy sang the haunting, ethereal vocal with Rebecca and Emily stood by her facet and all three transferring as one to the light beat of the track.
The most important set was delivered to a blissful finish with a model of ‘Show Love’. As Lucy drove the beat Emily and Rebecca joined in on vocals earlier than the track broke into full circulation and Rebecca lifted the track with a surprising lead vocal efficiency. After a short break, the threesome returned to the Margate stage donned in inflatable fits which they duly, and considerably awkwardly due to the minimal area, plugged in. A playful ‘Jokin’ Me’ proceeded to skip together with all three performers becoming a member of in vocal concord as they stood precariously on the lip of the stage of their over-sized outfits. Rebecca, Emily and Lucy fastidiously took off their wind-sock like garb and concluded their present with one other nice vocal efficiency on ‘Shut Eye’.
Stealing Sheep placed on top-of-the-line reveals I’ve had the privilege of seeing this yr. The whole efficiency was enthralling from begin to end. It had drama, theatrics, humour and terrific music. If I might give it six stars I’d, I completely loved it, it was good.