Gigslutz Live At The Finsbury, 13.01.17: The Empty Page, Young Romance, Tokyo Taboo & Petty Phase

Following the success of our Blogtober event last year at The Finsbury – which saw Hawk, Chorusgirl, Superglu and Dream Nails filling the venue – we’ve now just hosted the first of our monthly gig nights at the North London venue. And what a great night it was!

First up, we had the tenacious, gritty punk sounds of Southend’s own Riot Grrrls Petty Phase. With their racing, angst-driven power, the young band get things off to an awesome start, successfully setting the mood for a night of fantastic music.

Next is London-based Tokyo Taboo. Delivering an energy-fuelled set filled with a riotous ferocity, they’re fronted by the charismatic and wonderfully vibrant Dolly Daggerz. Putting on a truly engaging performance, they take full control of the crowd with each impassioned offering (even getting each of us to sit, captivated, on the floor, for the entirety of one track).

Since having them on our Get In Her Ears show on Hoxton Radio last year, I’ve been a bit in love with third band of the night, Young Romance. As Claire pounds the drums whilst exuding her twinkling, crystal clear vocals, and the jangly riffs of guitarist Paolo flow from the stage, the duo succeed in casting their spell over the (pretty jam-packed) room.

I’ve been meaning to see headliners, Manchester’s The Empty Page live for a while now. And what a treat it is to finally witness their gloriously grunge-infused set. As front-woman Kel oozes her distinctive gravelly vocals with full force, the band deliver each track with an energy-fuelled passion, getting the whole crowd head-banging to their raw, raucous power.

Huge thanks to all who joined us on Friday! Fantastic bands, fantastic turn out – couldn’t have asked for a better night.  Our next Gigslutz Live night at The Finsbury will be on Friday, 10 February. Stay tuned for the exciting line up announcement! 

Photo Credit:
Jon Mo 

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

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