St. Vincent, Annie Clark, deserves her own review piece. Mostly, I just want to gush some more about how amazing her show at the Wireless Festival yesterday was. I will review the rest of the day later, but in the meantime… I will go on about St .Vincent for a bit. She is, without doubt, one of the most talented performers I’ve seen this year. She was playing with four other band members, and I loved it. Her show at the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen was in my top 5, with just her performing alone, but with a band it was just a little more epic. They were all clearly having alot of fun rocking out, even if most people had no clue who they were. They opened with Marry Me and did a fairly long set, mostly of new songs from the stunning Actor. From Marry Me they also played Now, Now and closed the whole set with a brilliant performance of Your Lips Are Red. I love the dual mic setup, it’s really interesting to watch as well as to hear. The saxophone was a brilliant addition to the live sound, and songs like Marrow were just so unbelievably epic, I could have watched them do it again and again.
I can’t recommend going to the ICA show enough, St. Vincent is an artist not to be missed. Also, she is so fun to shoot. Tied as fun as Emily Haines and Andrew Bird earlier this year. See: