Saturday, 11 July 2009
New experiences are what makes life getting up for, so it was pleasing to see Minneapolis ravers Solid Gold get their funky Cut Copy-style skills on @ The Queen Of Hoxton last night.
There's a hefty dollop of Passion Pit wired into their pneumatic synth and guitar oeuvre, but this is obviously a good thing. Debut album Bodies Of Water (out in the States back in January but due here later in the summer) is packed full of tunes like silkily anthemic current single Bible Thumper. There weren't many in the basement of TQOH to witness SG tear it up, but they'll soon reach a larger audience.
TQOH itself has only been open a few months having been Industry in its former life. It's still pretty damn Shoreditch, but in a good way. It's dark, loud and full of the open-brickwork opulence and trash-glam clientele that often make Friday nights such a rewarding mix of sleaze and decadence.