BRRRR! Pretty nippy in London, isn’t it? YES. A very frosty night indeed, with snow and sharp, cutting winds. It was a relief to get inside the beautiful St Leonard’s Church on Shoreditch High Street.
Unfortunately, I missed most of Plaster of Paris’ set. I only caught the last couple of songs, but from what I heard- they were absolutely wonderful. The singer had an amazing voice that resonated so well in the church. After a little interval, Brighton three-piece Esben and The Witch played. They had projections beaming on the screen behind them, it was amazing to watch.
Icelandic headliners Amiina played as a three piece. This was a special show where they soundtracked the 1920′s silhouette animations of Lotte Reineger. They did two fairy tales: Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. The music itself was beautiful, but when combined with the animations it was magical. It was impossible to draw your eyes away from the screen, but at the same time, there was the temptation to watch Amiina playing their musical instruments and making all of their brilliant, atmospheric sounds. One member played the musical saw so wonderfully; it’s always such a delight to see that instrument in use. The evening flew by all too quickly and it was over in a flash. It was a brilliant gig to end the year on.