Feeling tired, cold, hungry and a bit ill, I didn’t really much feel like a gig. The quarter full Bush Hall felt pretty huge and every thing felt very slow and sleepy. Before the band started I contemplated leaving early if they weren’t great. As soon as they played the first song I knew I’d stay to the end; they were great.
Lightning Dust is the project of Amber Webber and Joshua Wells, both members of rock band Black Mountain. They played as a four piece with additional vocals/bass and drums. The songs have a Beach House-esque dreamy quality that envelops you and makes you feel all warm and cosy. Amber has a fragile, trembling voice which worked beautifully with the harmonies provided by Joshua, the drummer and second vocalist, particularly on (my favourite track from 2009′s Infinite Light) Antonia Jane. They played a strong set, and came across as shy but genuinely appreciative of the attendance and attention of the audience. I would happily see them play live again, pick up Infinite Light and come see them when they’re back. Their website is here.